I’m 19% of the way through this book that I chose in complete awareness.
I chose it because I thought it sounded unusual, with my recent interest in older people, it’s certainly unique to find a main character who is a centenarian. It was also a bestseller and I like the quirky cover. The blurb seemed promising.
At this point however I am a bit indifferent to the book, I’d give it a rating of 50%. The style of the narrative is a bit sing-song and as yet I am constantly asking myself “Why?” I’m hoping that the author, Jonas Jonasson, has something up their sleeves.
This is the first book I’ve chosen and read since starting this blog, and having greatly enjoyed the BIBs, I don’t want to find out that my ability to choose a book is pants!
Looking this up on Amazon, I’m very intrigued by this book! 100 Facts about the 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared That Even the CIA Doesn’t Know – Christian Hacker. Perhaps there is more to this book after all, or a new genre of pseudo conspiracy theory books about popular fiction a ploy to gain a wider audience. What next? Pride & Prejudice and the plot to Assassinate Kennedy, A Tale of Two Cities and the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Da Vinci Code and… oh no that is one isn’t it? It’s a spoof about reviews of this book apparently, how disappointing.
- The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (jessicajennerstylist.wordpress.com)
- Currywurst (lindamani.wordpress.com)
- The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (roosbookreviews.wordpress.com)