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100-Year Old Man Mass Market Paperback – 28 Jun 2016

4.6 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews

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“[A] witty caper. ★★★1/2” (<em>People</em>)

“[A] silly and wonderful novel. [The scenes] will just keep readers amused almost non-stop, and that’s a feat few writers achieve. A great cure for the blues, especially for anyone who might feel bad about growing older.” (<em>Kirkus Reviews</em> (starred review))

“The anti Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. . . . Jonasson’s lighthearted novel shows the softer side of Sweden. . . . hilarious.” (<em>Marie Claire</em>)

“Scandi-crime’s signature darkness is here dispelled by Allan Karlsson, the eponymous centenarian, who with unlikely sprightliness hops out of the window of his old people’s home one afternoon. . . . Fast-moving and relentlessly sunny.” (<em>The Guardian</em>)

[A] laugh-out-loud debut. . . . Historical figures like Mao’s third wife, Vice President Truman, and Stalin appear, to great comic effect. Other characters—most notably Albert Einstein’s hapless half-brother—are cleverly spun into the raucous yarn, and all help drive this gentle lampoon of procedurals and thrillers.” (<em>Publishers Weekly</em> (starred review))

“Eccentric, unusual and far-fetched in the best possible way.” (<em>The Bookseller</em>)

“This quirky novel is a sly, satirical look back at international relations in the 20th century through the eyes of an old man who has seen it all.” (<em>Library Journal</em>)

“Imaginative, laugh-out-loud . . . a brilliant satire on the foibles of mankind.” (<em>The Telegraph</em>)

About the Author

Jonas Jonasson is the author of the international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, now a major motion picture. Prior to his success as a novelist, Jonas was a journalist for the Swedish newspaper Expressen for many years, and later became a media consultant and founded a production company specializing in sporting events for Swedish television, which he sold before moving abroad to work on his first novel. He is the author of the internationally successful novels The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden and Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All. He lives on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (28 June 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1443450448
  • ISBN-13: 978-1443450447
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.4 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews
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