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charming ... to the point of charmless,
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This review is from: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (Kindle Edition)
One starts to read this book with great pleasure: on the morning of his 100th birthday party in the care home, Allan absconds out the window, out of one life and into another. Who wouldn't do the same? I'm making plans already!
Allan then pursues various adventures, interleaved with scenes remembered from his earlier days - equally adventurous.
The problem arises with the style of writing. Allan is a camera: he merely observes. This is reflected in a faux-naive prose style which indeed perfectly encapsulates the hero's child-like approach to life.
Some good jokes, to be sure, but with hardly a subordinate clause in the whole book, my word, it's tedious reading!