The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson [Book Review]

The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonas JonassonTitle : The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Author : Jonas Jonasson

ISBN : 9781843913726

Publisher : Hesperus Press

Genre : Humor

Pages : 396

Source : Self

Rating : 5 stars



Beware! Do not read this book in a public place. It won’t only make you chuckle but also laugh out loud at times and you might end up embarrassing yourself.

A 100 Year Old Man Allan escapes the Old age home just before his birthday celebrations, steals a suitcase from the bus station and escapes! What follows is a hilarious sequence of events and Allan is joined by equally amusing characters in his escapade.

Another story runs in parallel, and that is the story of Allan himself, his extraordinary life of 100 years where he had the opportunity of being an active part of the most important events in history. There is Roosevelt, Truman, Einstein, Mao and CIA involved and the author has done an amazing job at weaving these original figures from history into this rib tickling fiction.

The book is pure entertainment! I found myself exploding into fits of hysterical laughter as I read it. I couldn’t help but chuckle at some of the situations that Allan and his group of friends found themselves in as I turned the pages. The action-packed murder, suspense, thriller had me tied to the characters.

The book is a social commentary and most bizarre at it, which makes it even more hilarious. The book is hilarious in terms of it’s plot and its execution. The two parallel stories, told in alternating chapters, both revert the ordinary into extraordinary in consistent high drama. The book can be offered as a standup comedy and it will raise the roof with hysterical laugher.

People with a good sense of humor will appreciate it. Leave everything and read it now.