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ABUELO QUE SALTÓ POR LA VENTANA Y SE LARGÓ, EL (original 2009; edition 2012)

by Jonas Jonasson

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Title:ABUELO QUE SALTÓ POR LA VENTANA Y SE LARGÓ, EL
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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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A little humorous, enjoyable read about an interesting old man who decides to escape the nursing home. Turns out he has had quite the interesting life, and he meets up with a few other oddball characters while unwittingly being chased by a criminal. Lots of convenient turns of plot but a good read in the end. ( )
  pdepena | Jul 25, 2014 |
Started this book but can't finish it. Have found it very hard going.
  bookbatty | Jul 24, 2014 |
Funny but at times too wordy ( )
  hste2011 | Jul 22, 2014 |
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 |
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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.

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Černík, ZbyněkTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bjørnson, ElisabethTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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