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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit same-ish and unconvining, 12 May 2014
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It's a pretty entertaining read, for the most part. I enjoyed hearing about Nombeko's journey from latrine emptying in the townships of Soweto to her... well, to avoid spoilers let's just say to her saving the King of Sweden. But the style and the ideas were so closely cribbed from the "100 year old man" book, it often felt a lot like reading a re-hash. And although, as readers of entertaining fiction, we have to suspend our disbelief; there's a point beyond which the spell is broken: it goes from funny to farcical to cringeworthy.

I don't regret reading this book, and some of it had me fascinated, some of it had me chuckling... even the predictability was often entertaining. But having read it, I'd say I've had my fill now. If Jonas Jonasson publishes another book, I'll wait to read the reviews to see if there are new treats in store, or if it's a much of a recycling job.
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