Thursday, 23 May 2013
"The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson
I have finished reading this novel and was disappointed.
It was a translation from Swedish.
It promised to be about a 110 year-old-man 'starting over',
but really it was a retrospective look at Allan's life.
He had done some really bizarre things and many people found the writing amusing.
He was an expert in explosives, sent by the U.S. to combat communism.
He travelled (often by foot) all over Europe and met some very strange people.
It seemed very far-fetched, silly, and LONG!
It was like the magazines that promise one thing on the outside
and the story inside the magazine is actually something different.
Disappointment for me, but a great laugh for others.