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De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween (original 2009; edition 2011)

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
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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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Highly entertaining, funny look at the life of a 100-year-old man who has left his nursing home and found himself involved with criminals. The back story of Allan Karlsson reminds me of Forest Gump in that they both had impacts on the world far beyond what they realized. ( )
  LynnB | Apr 11, 2014 |
Found the "historical" bits far more interesting than the current storyline. Generally I liked Jonasson´s writing style, but the book could have used a more heavy-handed editor. I skimmed the last 50 pages. ( )
  thiscatsabroad | Apr 5, 2014 |
This book started off very promising. I loved the humor, the coincidences, and the adventures of Allan at 100 years old and in the retelling of his life. However, after a bit it got tedious and too long. The style of the novel became old. ( )
  Smits | Mar 31, 2014 |
I really liked Jonas Jonassons writing, and I would like to try and read something else of his.
Unfortunately I didn't care for the story at all. Found it too long, too boring, too irrelevant and a chaotic mix of "history" and very excessive stories.
I wanted to like this book, but I just didn't. ( )
  ct92 | Mar 21, 2014 |
I was tempted to stop on many occasions but I soldiered on. Although it was funny at times, it was way too long. ( )
  ccayne | Mar 19, 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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