Monday, May 26, 2014

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

It is a while now since I laughed out loud to a book, but this book thoroughly entertained me and had me crying with laughter at times.

Alan Carlson is one hundred years old when he climbs out of the window of his old peoples home, to avoid the fuss of a birthday party. This new adventure takes him across Sweden and even across the globe.

In his one hundred years, Carlson has met  almost every important figure in Twentieth Century history. From Franco to Einstein, well Einstein's less brilliant brother Carlson crosses the Himalayas, is transported to a Soviet Gulag and even has dinner with and American President or two.

Jonasson weaves a story that will hold you to the very end of this book. Some have compared the story to the movie "Forest Gump" but Alan Carlson is no Forest Gump. This story brings together a host of loveable characters, an old thief, a hot dog seller, a group of not so master criminals, a policeman two German Shepherds and an elephant together with the old man himself.

It is a stunning read, I loved it.

Buy: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and DisappearedHERE


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