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‘One of the word of mouth bestsellers of last year was Jonasson’s uproariously funny “The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climed Out Of A Window And Disappeared”. Now he’s back in similar vein … A comic delight of love, luck and mathematics’ ***** Caroline Jowett, Daily Express
‘As unlikely and funny as Jonas Jonasson's 2012 debut bestseller, “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared” … There is no shortage of fast-paced action … Take nothing seriously is the refreshing subtext. At the heart of this very likable book is the notion that even someone from the humblest of origins can have a gigantic impact on life.’ Sophia Martelli, Observer
‘It’s excellent … a drily satirical tour of the world. This tour takes in Swedish liberals, Colonel Gaddafi and of course, apartheid and the South African Prime Minister B J Vorster’ Catherine Nixey, The Times
‘Having had a massive international hit … Jonas Jonasson has wisely spun his second epic yarn from the same tangly stuff … As pacy and pain-free as a cartoon, Jonasson's narrative … zips along, the backdrop of familiar international politics lending a curious realism to what is pure, ingenious fantasy … It's "feel-good" set to stun level’ Jane Housham, Guardian
‘A funny and completely implausible farce about a woman, a bomb and a man’s frustrated ambition to overthrow the king of Sweden… The rest of the world will chuckle all the way through it.’ Kirkus Reviews
Jonas Jonasson was a journalist for the Expressen newspaper for many years. He became a media consultant and later on set up a company producing sports and events for Swedish television. He sold his company and moved abroad to work on his first novel. Jonasson now lives on the Swedish island Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
Quirky, unpredictable plot - nice characters, charming scenarios...........not quite up to 100 year old man though, but if you read this one first, it will probably get 5 stars.Published 4 days ago by Dena
An unusual book but extremely readable. A difficult one to put down once you get a page or two into it.
I'd certainly recommend giving this one a go.
Brilliant and very funny. Like his book about the 100 year old man it's really madcapped but believeable! Even more humorous than Tom Sharp. When's the next one?Published 8 days ago by david j upton
Not as good as The 100 year old man.... but still highly entertaining. The silly happenings throughout the book magically mix well with the irony.Published 12 days ago by Barbara Marshall
This book was fairly entertaining albeit a bit far fetched. I found the story very long drawn out and at times a bit tedious.Published 13 days ago by natalie