Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared - Jonas Jonasson


A Scandinavian book that's not a dark gloomy crime thriller.
Although it has crime and it has thrills.
A genuinely entertaining book about what happens when a 100 year old man decides not to attend his own birthday party.
As he travels anew at a grand old age picking up travelling partners along the way (and a bit of cash) the reader is treated to his life history- and a bit of world history.
This has to be the man who coined the term 'right place, right time'.
There is hardly a political leader he hasn't met or a favour not owed to him.
It all adds up to fun.
Excellent change from darkness

Publisher - Hesperus

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