Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window

And Disappeared. Debut novel by Swedish writer Jonas Jonasson, translated by Rod Bradbury. Allan Karlsson is in a nursing home, and wakes on his 100th birthday desiring a drink. However, Director Alice has decreed there to be no drinking in the nursing home. While plans for his birthday party are underway, Allan escapes to get some vodka. Thus begins what would be the journey of a lifetime for most people; but Allan has lived quite an eventful life, participating in world events for most of the 20th century. Quite a tale of what a friendly, apolitical person can accomplish (wink).

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