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

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A book people seem to love or hate. I did laugh out loud. It’s a tall tale, not my favorite genre usually: the hundred year old man runs away from an old age home, has adventures, tells the story of his life, which is the story of the 20th century and his unlikely encounters with presidents and dictators. But I was thoroughly entertained and amused by both the front and back stories. It was a great romp. A sort of Swedish Candide. I keep recommending it to people who may or may not thank me for that.

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Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

Posted in Book Review, Literary
5 comments on “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
  1. litlove says:

    A tall tale is an excellent term – and not the kind of book I generally like either. But I’m so glad you read it so that I could be introduced to that term – thank you!

  2. - H says:

    It sounds like a very interesting story. Imagine, if you were 100 and decided to run away from a old age home…

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