Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

I loved this book. I really really really loved it. It was hilarious, light, funny, and quirky. It was described as Forrest Gump if Forrest Gump liked vodka and blowing stuff up and that is so true.  The plot is completely ridiculous but you won’t be able to put the book down. Alan, who is now 100 years old, has a long history of travelling the world and becoming involved with political leaders. Almost every big historical event can be attributed to Alan. The way the author has him move from country to country at pivotal times is so clever.  I loved the details and absurdity of this story. The story can get a bit repetitive  as it shows different points of view on the chase to find Alan and the people who join his little entourage after he has escaped the seniors home on his hundredth birthday, but it is easy to zoom through. This book cannot be taken seriously at all – but will be enjoyed to the fullest, trust me. This is a book that I will reread  in the future. They made a movie based on the book. I think it’s Swedish with subtitles. I’m going to watch it as soon as I have time and can find it.


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