Apr 16, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Following on from our first meetup which was a really enjoyable evening, the book you have chosen for the month of April is...drum roll please...
The Hundred-year-old-man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson:
Jonasson’s wonderful fable of one man’s escape from his nursing home into the Swedish wilds has captivated audiences all over the world. Quirky, moving, and laugh-out loud funny, this is a book to savour and recommend.
It starts on the 100th birthday of Allan Karlsson: a special party is planned in his old people's home, but Allan decides he's not going to be there. He climbs out of the window in his slippers and makes his getaway. It's the start of a picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we also learn more about Allan's rather remarkable life.
Looks like a nice light-hearted read with a few laughs thrown in!
Looking forward to meeting those who came along this month again, and hopefully seeing some new faces too on April 16!
If anyone has any questions or comments in the interim, feel free to drop me a line at any time.
Happy reading :)