The 100 year old man…
No this is not gonna be a post about some old man…but about a book! This book freshly today arrived to me and I am super duper excited to read it!
I came across this book searching my favorite site Amazon and the title was very catchy. From description it was mentioned to be similar to “Forrest Gump” story and coincidentally I watched the movie for the first time couple days before that and I was very much amazed by it. The book immediately intrigued me even more and I preordered it. Now it is already out! so you don’t have to wait for more than a month to get it=)
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a 2009 novel and the debut novel by Swedish author Jonas Jonasson.
The book was released as hardback and audiobook in 2009, and as pocket 2010. It became the best selling book in Sweden in 2010, and has sold 617,000 copies as of January 2011. The audiobook, read by the actor Björn Granath, won the Iris Ljudbokspris award in 2010. The book was published in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2012 and in the United States it’s set to be published on 11 September 2012.
On 25 November 2010 it was announced that Felix Herngren would direct a film adaptation of the book. It will be produced by Nice Entertainment and FLX Film and filming is expected to start in the summer of 2012. Robert Gustafsson will play the main character Allan Karlsson.
Allan Karlsson is about to celebrate his hundredth birthday and a birthday party is planned at his retirement home. Allan is alert despite his age, but not so interested in the party. Instead he steps out the window and disappears. He gets hold of a bag of stolen money and becomes chased by both drug dealers and the police.
Filled with lots of adventures, Allan’s life story is told in parallel to this. He eats dinner with the future President Harry S. Truman, hitchhikes with Winston Churchill, travels on a riverboat with the wife of Mao Zedong and walks across the Himalayas on foot.
I believe it is going to be very entertaining and great book to read, already the cover is inviting, so I am recommending it before I even have read it and I really hope I will be the same or even more enthusiastic after I am done!
If someone has already read this book or is going to read, you are very welcome to share your opinion about it in the comment section=)