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

41J0v-yyFUL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgSo, the last book of 2017 was a disappointment. I loved the idea of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. The beginning was full of fun and wickedly entertaining. But, while the history and weaving of the fictitious character into real events was neat, I found myself skimming and wishing the book would end long before it did. Allan Karlsson, after a very full life (told in mostly alternating chapters), leaves his nursing home shortly before a birthday party is being thrown in his honor. The accidental misadventures on his journey made me laugh out loud and that part of the story was most enjoyable. The history of his life, while interesting, bogged down the rest of the book and kept me from truly enjoying this one more.
three-stars

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