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De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween (2009)

by Jonas Jonasson, Corry van Bree

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Title:De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween
Authors:Jonas Jonasson
Other authors:Corry van Bree
Info:Utrecht : Signatuur; 358 p, 23 cm; http://opc4.kb.nl/DB=1/PPN?PPN=330152521
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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (2009)

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Odd, quirky and a bit of a high body count for something that is supposed to be a satire but strangely enjoyable.
  amyem58 | Jul 16, 2014 |
As forthrightly informed, it's about a centenarian who climbs out of a window (of an old persons' facility) and disappears (by melding into society at large). Inside are chuckles galore: a little reminiscent of the exploits and bumbling (mis)adventures of Mr. Magoo. The ludicrousness and improbability makes this all the more fun to read. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
This the story of Alan who wants one last adventure before he dies and also doesnt want to go to his own 100th birthday party.
Very silly but original story Alan meets some characters on his way steals a suitcae full of money. Reminisces about the old days and the part he has played in key 20th century events. Alan is a likable character. This is a feel good book. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Jul 4, 2014 |
I loved this book. It was wise and witty and entertaining all at once plus providing a bottled history of the 20th century. The story was of course fantastical and absurd but really charming and believable once you allow all judgement to be suspended. ( )
  rosiezbanks | Jul 1, 2014 |
I did find this to be a little over-the-top at times, and by the end, the humour and quirks found within the story, lost the initial appeal it had in the beginning, but it was still a fun book, and one that made me laugh out loud.

The book was well written, although I did find a few times certain phrases and words didn't exactly go well together, and I have to wonder if it's because the book has been translated. Most of the time, everything flowed together, but there were a few times I noticed that some things just didn't connect during the narrative.

At times, the story was hilarious. Absurdly, hilarious, but it made for a fun and enjoyable read. This isn't a book where logic makes much sense, from murder, to elephants and other random events that you'd never expect in a book about a 100-year-old man, it created a very different reading experience.

The characters were well done, very shaped out and all a bit quirky. The 100-year old man was a memorable character, and I think the author did a good job with him. I can't say I have a favourite character, but I do think together, the characters were what made the book as enjoyable as it was.

The only issue I had with the book, was that the humour and the quirks began to get old by the end. After a while, it lost the original amusement the book brought me. It was still a good read, but after a while, I wanted the book to move forward, and it didn't go as fast as I would have liked. The ending was well done, and definitely a book I'd recommend, but it did drag out in the end.

Overall, I found it to be a very amusing book, and one well worth reading.

Also found on my book review blog Jules' Book Reviews - The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared ( )
  bookwormjules | Jun 29, 2014 |
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Stalin synger svenske drikkeviser, og Truman blir dritings .Forrest Gump som hundreåring i ny bok.
ANMELDELSE: Han redder general Franco, riktignok etter først å ha plassert en bombe for å drepe ham. Han avverger et attentat mot Churchill, og gir Oppenheimer den endelige løsningen på formelen for atombomben.

Det rene soap altså. Samtidig er det — på sin høyst skakke og fantasifulle måte — en fantastisk reise gjennom forrige århundre.

Jonas Jonassen er intelligent, vittig og systemkritisk, der han harver over alt fra fjollete politifolk, rasehygienikere og despoters ideologiske paranoia. I en bok som gir håp om at alle har en fremtid, også hundreåringer.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Jonas Jonassonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Černík, ZbyněkTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bjørnson, ElisabethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, RodTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bree, Corry vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Podestà Heir, MargheritaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Things are what they are, and whatever will be will be."
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Ingen kunde trollbinda sin publik bättre än morfar där han satt på ljugarbänken, lätt framåtlutad över sin käpp och med munnen full av snus.
– Nej men... är det sant, morfar? sa vi häpna barnbarn.
– Di söm bara säjer dä söm ä sanning, ä inte vär' å höra på, svarade morfar.
Den här boken är till honom.
An extra thank you to Micke, Liza, Rixon, Maud and Uncle Hans.
- Jonas
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Monday, 2nd May 2005

You might think he could have made up his mind earlier, and been man enough to tell the others of his decision. But Allan Karlsson had never been given to pondering things too long.
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Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.… (more)

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