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Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window Who Disappeared: ...Window Who Disappeared | Paperback

Released on 12 July 2012

Author: Jonas Jonasson | Format: Paperback

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It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not...Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan's earlier life in which - remarkably - he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun, feel-good book for all ages.

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One of those books that everyone talks about and you feel you have o read. You should, it's a really good read. A tad far fetched at times but just go along with it and you'll find yourself hooked and racing home to read more.

 A great read, one of the best books i've read this year

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Very enjoyable (and funny) read, unusual, took a couple of chapters to really get into it but well worth it! I've been recommending it to everyone i know!!

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AuthorJonas Jonasson
PublisherHesperus Press Ltd (United Kingdom)
Year2012
ISBN9781843913870
FormatPaperback - 396 Pages