Allan Karlsson, resident of a Swedish nursing home, escapes out a window on the day they’re hosting an important celebration for Karlsson’s 100th birthday. A crazy chase involving the centenarian, a suitcase filled with money, some people he meets along the way, and an elephant ensues. And if this wasn’t enough, the author fills us in on Karlsson’s history, which includes working at the site of the Manhattan project, several US Presidents, Albert Einstein’s niece, and the CIA.
Thank goodness this was fast-paced novel, because it definitely wasn’t my cup of tea. Slapstick humor a la Kurt Vonnegut, coupled with Forrest Gump brushes with history, made for a silly book. If you like that kind of novel – go for it. It’s just not for me.
2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2012
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