The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
by: Jonas Jonasson
Quirky, smart, funny, dark, lighthearted… you name it!
I really enjoyed this book, yes yes its very much a “Forrest Gump” type novel – some have given it bad reviews because of this but that’s the quirkiness of it all.. it’s meant to be that “far fetched”.
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.