Last week, Freight Books read…

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of his Window and Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is, so far, one of the best books I have read this year. A tale of an extraordinary man looking for one last adventure, there is a back story running through the book that channels the Good Soldier Svejk whilst at the same time critiquing Sweden’s stance of neutrality over the last century. And above all this politicking there is a varnish of beautiful prose that makes the book flow almost too fast, despite it’s length. A fantastic translation, a great book, well worth a purchase.

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