Saturday, 30 March 2013

The Hundred Year Old Man...

Looking for a good read over the holidays?  Take a look at "Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann" - that's "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared", to you guv.  

It's the debut novel of Jonas Jonasson, a Swedish writer and, is a wonderful and surreal novel which combines the account of a man's life with the adventure that he gets himself into once he has escaped from the old folks home he is living in.  Beautiful written - presumably, it's certainly a brilliant piece of translation - blurring the boundaries between everyday life and fantasy, it's a great read, in my top ten already, I think.  Give it a go!    

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