Excerpt from The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

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I am currently reading The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. This is not like most of the other books that I have read. The book that I have read that it is most similar to is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Or maybe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy set in WWII Europe. It is the ridiculous adventure of an audacious Swede who runs into trouble and makes new friends at every turn. Both jinxed and charmed, you never know what’s going to happen to Allan Karlsson next. (And by the looks of the rest of Jonasson’s covers, they all have a similar bent.)

Allan sat on the newly stolen suitcase, not knowing what to say and in any case lacking the energy to say it. But he looked steadily at the man, letting him make the first move. 

Jonas Jonasson, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared

After 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 turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey.

It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, he has actually played a key role in them. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

Comments

  1. Gilion Dumas says

    My book club read this last year and we all liked it. I thought it was funny in parts, silly in parts, and generally enjoyable.

  2. Venette Schafer says

    There are 4670 reviews for this book!! That is incredible!! It has to be good. I am going to see if I can get it through library because it is not available for purchase on Amazon.

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