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Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster…

Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand: Roman (original 2009; edition 2011)

by Jonas Jonasson, Wibke Kuhn (Translator)

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Title:Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand: Roman
Authors:Jonas Jonasson
Other authors:Wibke Kuhn (Translator)
Info:carl's books (2011), Perfect Paperback
Collections:Your library
Tags:Roman, Schweden, ausgeliehen, von Niel

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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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The most incredible story and the funniest book I have read for ages. ( )
  the_nice_bookworm | Nov 12, 2015 |
This book started off great. Fun Forrest-Gump-Esque premise, interesting characters, and good humor. And then it kept going. And going. And going. It kept repeating itself, retelling the same joke over and over, and got to the point where I didn't want to keep reading. It's a fun tale, but it would have been much better at half the length. ( )
1 vote brikis98 | Nov 11, 2015 |
In this charming Swedish caper, Allan Karlsson escapes the Old Folks Home and plunges headlong into adventure, with flashbacks into his equally adventurous past as an explosives expert who participates in all the major events of the 20th century. Many cheerful potshots at bureaucracy and politicians the world over. ( )
  graysongirl | Nov 3, 2015 |
It’s true that the plot line of this book is unrealistic in ways. I think it can be read two ways, firstly a light hearted tale full of humour and suspended from reality. Alternatively, we can think of Allan the munitions expert as the bomb itself, which dispassionately and unwittingly supplies each major political entity with a type of power. ( )
  Juliery | Sep 28, 2015 |
Thinking back over the book, I really can't put my finger on what I liked about it. Yes, it was absurd, yes, it was silly and unbelievable. Charm. I think that's what it has. None of the characters were such that I was sad to leave them, but it was an entertaining interlude. ( )
  2wonderY | Aug 31, 2015 |
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Fast-moving and relentlessly sunny, the novel quickly develops into a romp that takes in all the major events of the 20th century. . . the plot is pleasingly nimble and the book's endearing charm offers a happy alternative to the more familiar Nordic noir.
added by mysterymax | editThe Guardian, Jane Housham (Jul 24, 2012)
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.
added by annek49 | editDagbladet, Cathrine Krøger (Jan 18, 2011)
Nästan frustande av alla förvecklingar som ryms i debuten släpper jag snart taget en bit in i läsningen. Jag inser att precis vad som helst kan hända och kommer att göra det. Författaren tycks bubbla av infallsrikedom strösslad med lite sensmoral.

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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."
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.
- Mon fils, méfie-toi des prêtres, et des gens qui ne boivent pas d'alcool. Les pires de tous sont les prêtres qui ne boivent pas d'alcool.
Allan Karlsson to Prosecutor Ranelid: "You can never have too much clarity."
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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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