The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared



by Jonas Jonasson


I have never read a book like this before. It was not gripping nor was it exciting and it did not include any cliff hangers. But it was beautiful and heart warming and it felt as though I was lovingly listening to my Grandad recount the tales of his very long life. After each chapter  it was “Then what happened Grandad?”.

It is the story of a 100 year old man who decided that it was time to move on from his pensioner home, with the chapters alternating between the present day (2005) and the Mr Allan Karlsson’s life adventures, ranging from dinners with Presidents of America to inventing the Atomic bomb and being a prisoner in Russia under Stalin’s rule.

A fantastic story, it would make the most incredible bed time story for young and old alike with laugh out loud moments and a happy ending.

4 star


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