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

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Read Online Free - 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) 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.

Title : The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
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ISBN : 1843913720
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 396 pages


Jennie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 04, 2013

And the title was so promising... Dumb. 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 ha...people drink vodka! Ha ha! A man who doesn't like politics...

Richard rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 28, 2016

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...

Robin rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2012

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...

Angela rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 08, 2013

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, t...

Catriona (LittleBookOwl) rated it ★★★☆☆

August 13, 2015

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!

F rated it ★★★★★

December 20, 2016

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 a...

Libbeth rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2012

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...

Simonne rated it ★★★★★

July 31, 2016

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.

Kevin rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2016

"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...

Becky rated it ★★★☆☆

October 03, 2012

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 Karlsso...

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