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

by Jonas Jonasson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1843913720 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcalissonwing of Neckargemünd, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 8/16/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcalissonwing from Neckargemünd, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Friday, August 16, 2013
"Kurzbeschreibung
Erscheinungstermin: 6. Dezember 2013
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."

Journal Entry 2 by wingcalissonwing at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (4/10/2015 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention 2015 in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 12, 2015
Found on the book buffet at the Oxford Convention - recommended by another Bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 4 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 02, 2015
I loved the dark humour of this book. I chuckled to myself on the tube as I read it. I'm really glad someone recommended it to me at the BC Convention.

Journal Entry 5 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (12/8/2015 UTC) at Camel & Artichoke in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom

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Taken to the London Meet Up

Journal Entry 6 by WistfulDragon at Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, January 04, 2016
I LOVED this book! It is quirky, fun, rather Baron Munchausen but more plausible. Wonderful characters. Thank you so much for the chance to read it!
I think smallbluepebble wanted this next, so it shall go to the next meetup with me but may not be released depending on if she is there or not, hence the reserved status.

Journal Entry 7 by maria-gr at Camden, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, February 28, 2016
I got this book from the meetup in February. It's the first "Scandinavian" novel I've come across that's not a crime novel, so I'm really curious about it.

Journal Entry 8 by maria-gr at Camden, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, April 21, 2016
It took me a while to appreciate the book's humour. At first I was only interested in the hero's past, but eventually the dry humour won me over. Do read it!

This book will be released during the 2016 BookCrossing Anniversary Convention in Athens.

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