The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared (2009)
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (2009)
Rating
3.79 of 5 Votes: 3
ISBN
1843913720 (ISBN13: 9781843913726)
languge
English
publisher
Hesperus Press
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I really enjoyed the tale of Allan Karlsson's mad journey and enjoyed the flashbacks which explained his character and the reason for his climbing out of the window in the first place.I started the book with the normal pre-conceptions about old people who wander off in their slippers and get lost in the big wide world - but Karlsson is so much more interesting than that - he's lived for 100 years after all. Would recommend this one! Hmm. Upon reading the title, I was immediately intrigued. I'm not going to go into why I liked it, and I don't know where to start with trying to defend it against some of the offensive comments of the 1 and 2 star reviews. I'll just state that you probably shouldn't expect a plausible account of an interesting journey. Even if you thought that you might after reading the title!The writing is great, in my opinion. It certainly takes a few chapters to get used to, but you soon chuckle to yourself from the quirky, yet simply composed narrative on regular occasions. Yes, there were bits that were far fetched in the extreme. But yet I enjoyed imagining these scenes taking place. i didn't stop to rant on the internet about how unbelievable the story was. We could all do that with any book. I just became in tune with the style of writing, went with it, and came out of it feeling satisfied. An interesting, light-hearted stand-alone novel. I would recommend.
Reviews
lainapooh
This is the "Forrest Gump of Sweden"! Could not put it down! Incredibly funny and entertaining.
sushibabe13
Not worth finishing. Mildly amusing, but ultimately a waste of time.
Amber
hilarious! definitely to be read with a sense of humour.
sandra
Amazingly funny and adventurous!
elinma
Hilarische vertelling!
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