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

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

byJonas Jonasson

Kobo ebook | August 28, 2012

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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.

Title:The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and DisappearedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 28, 2012Publisher:HarperCollins CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443419117

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Difficult Read I found this book to be a real chore to finish. Did find it funny at times and did admire Allans character but found all the back and forth rather annoying. I was happy to finally complete tbe book and not certain that I would recommemd it.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story Fantastic tale about a practical man who did amazing things and helped shape the world of the 20th century.
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read!! Very entertaining and comical. Worth reading!!! Gave this book to my father for Christmas and he has now passed it on to his brother. A favorite!
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from the 100 year old man Interesting premise, characters. Quick read. Wouldnt recommend it to anyone though. Very superficial on all levels.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The 100 year old man Intense, funny, complicated enough to keep my interest and keep the reader feeling like they were a fly on the wall, so to speak. I was never outside of the book. Well worth the read, but it is not an easy read.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Engaging comedy of errors This books is engaging and an easy read. Allan is the 100 year old man and he has lead quite a life! It reminded me of Forrest Gump but did not have the believability. It is a black comedy of errors and an interesting read.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Took me forever I can not say that I enjoyed this book. It took me forever to get through. I kept putting it down and picking up more interesting reads.
Date published: 2015-01-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The 100 year old man... This book started quite entertaining, but soon got dry and dull. It talked too much about the main charaters past rather than the present. Not an exciting ending either.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from For those who enjoy historical fiction and adventures. Originally published in Swedish, this book is part contemporary, part historical fiction, with a whole lot of adventure. When I first heard of this book I thought that it would be whimsically humorous. While I was correct to assume humorous, The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared was more obscure than whimsical. Without changing the outcome of the past 100 years, the author give readers a fictional (and comically unrealistic) alternative to how they came about, simply as a result of one man. My rating for this book is 3.5 stars as I found certain parts of this book to be long winded. Going back in history or ahead in time often made me lose track of the current setting. It also made for a longer read than I expected.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very tiresome I found this book to be quite tiresome. I had to force myself to finish it. The stories of Allan's life were simply repetitive, just in a different venue and with different historical characters. Much of it was just absurd. I did not find it particularly funny, more like ridiculous.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining Comical and entertaining. Jumps back and forth in time kind of like a Tarentino movie, with the essence of Forest Gump-like touches.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 100 year old man Loved it! A wonderful step away from everyday life. Would love to see more from this author. Jonas Jonasson will not disappoint.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 100 year old man Fantastic story ,very well written made me laugh out loud ,very entertaining.I have recomended it to many people.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book This was an easy read. The story was quite enjoyable. Looking forward to the next book by this author.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hilarious At first I was s little confused but once I began to imerge myself in the book I couldn't put it down. A very good and funny read!
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't stop laugh I finish reading this book at one time reading and I was smiling all the time. Even the beginning of book is laughing me for its rare and all of random beginning of this 100 year old man's unforgettable journey.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ... A fun read .... An enjoyable and funny read...
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh... I read this book while on vacation with high hopes after seeing a large number of positive reviews, but I found it too long and not at all funny. It was mostly full of just silly, "Mr Bean", like humour. Overall, a bit too pedestrian for me.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is great This is an extremely good book. Allan is so absurd and genuine that you can't help but be disappointed that the book ends.
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The 100-year old man who climbed out Funny, engaging story. Kina Forrest Gump-ish the way the story weaves its way...
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100 year old man Funny funny funny and intelligent
Date published: 2014-08-19