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  • Title: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
  • Author: Jonas Jonasson Rod Bradbury
  • ISBN: 9781843913726
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • It all starts on the one hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson Sitting quietly in his room in an old people s home, he is waiting for the party he never wanted anyway to begin The Mayor is going to be there The press is going to be there But, as it turns out, Allan is not Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed in his slippers andIt all starts on the one hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson Sitting quietly in his room in an old people s home, he is waiting for the party he never wanted anyway to begin The Mayor is going to be there The press is going to be there But, as it turns out, Allan is not Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed in his slippers and makes his getaway And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan s earlier life in which remarkably he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun and feel good book for all ages.
    The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared It all starts on the one hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson Sitting quietly in his room in an old people s home he is waiting for the party he never wanted anyway to begin The Mayor is going to be

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    1. And the title was so promisingDumb Oh so dumb The humor, if it could be called that, is roughly on par with children s knock knock jokes And this feeble comedy is hammered on with an incredible relentlessness over 400 pages Ha haople drink vodka Ha ha A man who doesn t like politics meets every important political leader over 5 decadesha ha Religion and politics are dumb Guffaw guffaw I actively groaned times than be counted I suppose this title will be the darling of book groups comprised of o [...]

    2. Pearl Ruled p100 coincidentally, the end of chapter 8 see update below Rating 1.5 of five The Publisher Says The international publishing sensation over two million copies sold A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka decides it s not too late to start overAfter a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop The only problem is that he s still in good health, and one day, he tu [...]

    3. I don t think I ve ever read a book where the title so sums up what the book is all about The story is set in Sweden and is about the life and adventures of our hero Allan Karlsson who on his hundredth birthday climbed out the window of his old people s home and disappeared He then sets out on a journey where he steals a suitcase which turns out to contain a fortune that was paid over to a group of bikers by a Russian organized crime syndicate as payment for a drug deal There then follows an unl [...]

    4. First it was funny, then it was tedious, then it was just annoying The name dropping, the fact that one person could have such an influence on world politics Very farcical I think what bugged me the most was when they convinced the police officer to join them Everything was just too smooth, too convenient I struggled to finish it and I cannot understand what all the hype is about The writing style seemed off to aside from the lack of speech marks, there was a lot of repetition and unnecessary bi [...]

    5. This was fairly enjoyable and funny, but a little out there for my taste While I understand that a lot of the crazy and unrealistic things that happen were for comedic effect, I tired of it eventually If you are looking for a witty, funny, light hearted tale, maybe give it a try

    6. I loved this book I have a soft spot for old men so maybe that helped I totally adored this old man Such a sweetie and lead a very interesting life being involved in key points in history although I did find one or two of these historic chapters dragged on a bit Went straight into the story and the story was brillant.Had so many unexpected events and moments in this book Great characters including the chief inspector Was brillant and kept me hooked the entire way through it If in all honestly I [...]

    7. If I could have read this book at school instead of dull text books O level history would have been brought to life I enjoyed the way historical figures and events were tied in with Allan s remarkable life story, I enjoyed the characters, the daftness of it all and of course what s not to love about an elephant.

    8. Totally bizar book A Forust gump kind of feeling I ve never read any kind of book like this one.The author made me wonder many times what to expect next and often I had a smile on my face.A bizar great fun kind of book.

    9. I bear a charmed life William Shakespeare.Oh, what a FUN read this was A real delight.My wife was the first to devour it on a recent holiday, and while doing so she chortled, chuckled and cackled with such gusto that I imagined someone had let a hyena and a kookaburra loose in our hotel room Oh, you must read this, Kevin You must read it She urged And so I did.Allan Karlsson absconds from an old people s home on the eve of his hundredth birthday.He s on the run from the authorities, in his urine [...]

    10. My first thought upon finishing this book and the thought will sound negative but it s really not is that it was much longer than I thought it would be And I say that, not negatively, because truly, how much can you expect from an 100 year old man who climbs out of a window Well, Allan Karlsson is not your typical 100 year old man, and this book will prove it to you I read some of the reviews before I started it, and many people compared the book to the movie Forrest Gump After finishing the boo [...]

    11. This novel is absolutely insane It destroys any image you may have of the stoic, humorless Swede You may want to avoid reading this book in public Your guffaws, snickers and smiles are apt to draw weird looks from folks around you The 100 Year Old Man was a hit when first published in Swedish and continued as a comedic smash when translated into English.It is certainly a rewriting of history You meet a Franco, a Truman, a Mao, a Nixon and others along the way who are nothing like the historic pe [...]

    12. A charming, sweet and often hilarious black comedy Enter the world of Allan Karlsson the 100 year old explosives expert who, during his rather extraordinary century, has met some of the most influential of world leaders, stolen from a ferocious gang member whilst he was in the toilet, developed an affinity with Sonja who doesn t often take to people she s quite a discerning elephant and is a very loyal and protective cat owner.Not one for sitting quietly when it s time to do something, Allan dec [...]

    13. My first impulse was to give this a one star rating, and after about two seconds of thinking, I did exactly that However, after a careful revision and after re reading a couple of passages, I decided this should get a solid two star rating The reason is simple a one star rating, by my mind, is for a book I deem incomparably stupid and written by an imbecile who can t put a couple of words together to form an at least decent story I have given one star ratings before, and after looking through t [...]

    14. This is the most hilarious, off the charts, tragicomedy idea I have read in a long time Probably the most outrageous bucket list in motion ever constructed as a plot I felt a little bit psycho for sniggering where I should not And laughing out loud made me question my own levels of emotional intelligence But really, the book is written so bizarrely funny, I just could not help myself Did I stop reading when I thought to rather see a shrink than continue Of course not The action packed murder, su [...]

    15. The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson 2014 1393 372 9789644485978 21 1392 1320

    16. Want to know where the old man went when he climbed out of the window Curious Stop reading the reviews trust your friend and take the journey yourself MANY other great reviews if you must read some.This book is priceless Dudes too will enjoy this book, also Reading this, Gary lol

    17. This book is in need of a better, descriptive title than The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Seriously, it s about as imaginative as Jonas Jonasson Here is a list of some alternative titles for your consideration Jonas son of himself how aboutThe Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Went on a Killing SpreeorThe Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Likes to Blow Stuff Up orThe Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Windo [...]

    18. 100 100 , , , , Never again , 50 , 70 , , , 20 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 38 , , .

    19. It reminds me a lot of Forrest Gump in that we ve got a a goofy character who is edited into a ton of 20th century historical landmarks he is completely apolitical, loves to blow shit up, and is delightfully devil may care His elderly self hasn t changed in the slightest, and so we can continue to see the world through a pair of skewed eyes that are nonetheless quite fun At first, I thought this might have turned into a modern day Candide, but the story is still focuses very much on story and ha [...]

    20. Abandoned p 77.Couldn t connect with it at all, Allan Karlsson, the one hundred year old man in question was a pain in the bum, even in the brief time I spent in his company The writing also felt lackluster and lazy.If Jonasson set out with the good intentions to pen a warm hearted, funny and feel good novel then fair enough, he has probably achieved this for the vast majority Well, I am not in the vast majority, as in my eyes it was just plain bad, but at least I gave it a shot.

    21. Hilarious book about a 100 year old man who crawls out of the Nursing Home window and goes on many adventures involving, but not limited to murder, elephants, and robbery.The chapters about what s going on with Allan the old man now, at age 100, are interspersed with chapters about his many adventures in the past as an explosives expert In his extensive worldwide travels he meets and befriends Franco, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Presidents Truman and Johnson, Churchill, etc etc I love the bare bones s [...]

    22. I didn t know what to expect when I started reading Jonas Jonasson s The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared I did know that I was in the mood for a right aul giggle and this little gem of a story most certainly didn t disappoint Taking us on a journey through the main historical events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson has certainly lived an eventful, out of the ordinary, crazy life, meeting the top players in the political arena as he does so Not only that, but [...]

    23. Let s be honest, it s a ridiculous title I like ridiculous titles though, they breed curiosity at the very least even if they do get shortened in discussion for ease and amusement my favourite shortened title thus far is Heartbreaking sh tty sh itness 5 points to the person who works out the full title first So when Betty picked this for book club this month, I was at least drawn in by the title and of course by the author s fantastic name And the ridiculousness of the title most definitely suit [...]

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