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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (2013)

by Jonas Jonasson

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I loved Jonasson's previous book the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, so had high expectations for this one. I was a little disappointed. There were two separate stories going on and jumping around in time at the beginning so it was a little confusing. Once I got halfway through, I enjoyed the rest of the book. It was a little crazy, quirky and silly, but enjoyable. The main characters are not the most likable, but the situations they get themselves in save the story. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
A humorous story well told. The author waves the story well and brings all the prices of the puzzle together well. Worth a read. ( )
  Neale | Dec 28, 2018 |
I read this book while on pain killers for foot surgery and a subsequent infection. It was just what I needed . No deep thinking, an absolutely ridiculous plot and goofy characters. It made for fun, no-thinking required reading while recovering from medical complications ( )
  brangwinn | Aug 5, 2018 |
Quirky, funny, sharp but too long ( )
  tandah | May 18, 2018 |
I have to admit I like this author's style of writing and sense of humour, although it may not be for everyone. ( )
  paulhock | Feb 23, 2018 |
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Jonas Jonassonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bree, Corry vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Granath, BjörnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kuhn, WibkeÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson-Broyles, RachelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Secondo le statistiche la possibilità che un'analfabeta riesca a crescere nella Soweto degli anni settanta e che un giorno si trovi rinchiusa in un camion per il trasporto delle patate in compagnia del re e del primo ministro svedesi è pari a una su quarantacinquemiliardiseicentosessantaseimilioniduecentododicimilaottocentodieci.
Questo sulla base dei calcoli effettuati dall'analfabeta in questione.
La differenza tra la genialità e la stupidità è che la genialità ha i sui limiti.
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Più si conoscono gli esseri umani e più si apprezza il proprio cane.
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Presente: quella parte dell'eternità che separa il regno della delusione da quello della speranza.
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In some ways they were lucky, the latrine emptiers in South Africa's largest Shantytown. After all, they had both a job and a roof over their heads.
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On June 14th, 2007, the King and Prime Minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill: the truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township, be it from drugs, from alcohol, or just from plain despair. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile... the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she's on the run from both the South African justice and the most terrifying secret service in the world. She ends up in Sweden, which has transformed into a nuclear nation, and the fate of the world now lies in Nombeko's hands. Jonasson introduces us to a whole cast of eccentrics: a nerve-damaged American Vietnam deserter, twin brothers who are officially only one person, three careless Chinese girls, an angry young woman, a potato-growing Baroness, and the Swedish King and Prime Minister.… (more)

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