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Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  113,517 Ratings  ·  14,046 Reviews
Efter ett långt och synnerligen händelserikt liv hamnar Allan Karlsson på det äldrehem han tänker ska bli hans sista anhalt på jorden. Problemet är bara att hälsan vägrar ge vika, och en dag bär det sig inte bättre än att det är dags för honom att fylla tresiffrigt.

Pompa och ståt väntar, med kommunalråd och lokaltidning på plats. Ett spektakel så oönskat av Allan att han i
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Hardcover, 391 pages
Published September 2nd 2009 by Piratförlaget (first published 2009)
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Morgan Bivens This book is a mix between historical fiction and realistic adventure. It switches between his part in historic events and his current situation,…moreThis book is a mix between historical fiction and realistic adventure. It switches between his part in historic events and his current situation, which is entertaining and humorous.(less)
Hamish Yes, but I think the Hundred-Year-Old Man is much better.
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Richard Derus
Jun 28, 2016 Richard Derus rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pearl Ruled (p100)--coincidentally, the end of chapter 8!
***see update below***
Rating: 1.5* of five

The Publisher Says: The international publishing sensation--over two million copies sold A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it's not too late to start over...

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health,
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Jennie
Dec 04, 2013 Jennie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-fiction
And the title was so promising...

Dumb. Oh so dumb. The humor, if it could be called that, is roughly on par with children's knock knock jokes. And this feeble comedy is hammered on with an incredible relentlessness over 400 pages.

Ha ha...people drink vodka! Ha ha! A man who doesn't like politics meets every important political leader over 5 decades...ha ha! Religion and politics are dumb. Guffaw guffaw.

I actively groaned more times than be counted. I suppose this title will be the darling of b
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Robin Webster
Oct 15, 2012 Robin Webster rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the title so sums up what the book is all about. The story is set in Sweden and is about the life and adventures of our hero Allan Karlsson who on his hundredth birthday climbed out the window of his old people’s home and disappeared. He then sets out on a journey where he steals a suitcase which turns out to contain a fortune that was paid over to a group of bikers by a Russian organized crime syndicate as payment for a drug deal. There then follows an ...more
Angela Oliver
First it was funny, then it was tedious, then it was just annoying. The name dropping, the fact that one person could have such an influence on world politics. Very farcical. I think what bugged me the most was when they convinced the police officer to join them. Everything was just too smooth, too convenient. I struggled to finish it and I cannot understand what all the hype is about. The writing style seemed off to - aside from the lack of speech marks, there was a lot of repetition and unnece ...more
Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
This was fairly enjoyable and funny, but a little out there for my taste. While I understand that a lot of the crazy and unrealistic things that happen were for comedic effect, I tired of it eventually.
If you are looking for a witty, funny, light-hearted tale, maybe give it a try!
Libbeth
Oct 02, 2012 Libbeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humour, 2012
If I could have read this book at school instead of dull text books 'O'level history would have been brought to life. I enjoyed the way historical figures and events were tied in with Allan's remarkable life story, I enjoyed the characters, the daftness of it all and of course what's not to love about an elephant.

Becky
Oct 03, 2012 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first thought upon finishing this book (and the thought will sound negative but it's really not) is that it was much longer than I thought it would be. And I say that, not negatively, because truly, how much can you expect from an 100-year-old man who climbs out of a window?

Well, Allan Karlsson is not your typical 100-year-old man, and this book will prove it to you. I read some of the reviews before I started it, and many people compared the book to the movie Forrest Gump. After finishing th
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Simonne
Jul 31, 2016 Simonne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally bizar book :) A Forust gump kind of feeling. I've never read any kind of book like this one.
The author made me wonder many times what to expect next and often I had a smile on my face.

A bizar great fun kind of book.
Hal
This novel is absolutely insane! It destroys any image you may have of the stoic, humorless Swede. You may want to avoid reading this book in public. Your guffaws, snickers and smiles are apt to draw weird looks from folks around you.

"The 100-Year-Old Man..." was a hit when first published in Swedish and continued as a comedic smash when translated into English.

It is certainly a rewriting of history. You meet a Franco, a Truman, a Mao, a Nixon and others along the way who are nothing like the hi
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Catriona
May 27, 2012 Catriona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A charming, sweet and often hilarious black comedy.
Enter the world of Allan Karlsson - the 100 year old explosives expert who, during his rather extraordinary century, has met some of the most influential of world leaders, stolen from a ferocious gang member whilst he was in the toilet, developed an affinity with Sonja (who doesn't often take to people - she's quite a discerning elephant) and is a very loyal and protective cat owner.
Not one for sitting quietly when it's time to do something, Al
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Ana
My first impulse was to give this a one-star rating, and after about two seconds of thinking, I did exactly that. However, after a more careful revision and after re-reading a couple of passages, I decided this should get a solid two-star rating. The reason is simple: a one star rating, by my mind, is for a book I deem incomparably stupid and written by an imbecile who can't put a couple of words together to form an at least decent story. I have given one star ratings before, and after looking t ...more
Farshad Firuzi
May 31, 2015 Farshad Firuzi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
یکی از جالب ترین کتابهایی هست که این اواخر خوندم ..روایت موازی از زندگی حال و گذشته یه پیرمرد همراه با ذکر جزئیات تاریخی .. کتاب طنز قابل قبولی داره و روایتی نویسنده خیلی روون و جذاب هست .. ولیکن بنظر میرسه حجم کتاب میتونست قدری ازین کمتر باشه .. و البته اواخر داستان به اندازه شروع جالب نیست .. و اخرین نکته هم اینکه فکر میکنم بخش تاریخی کتاب از بخش دوم قشنگ تر باشه ..درکل کتاب جالبی بود ..
Anna
May 04, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Παππούς ετών 100 που βρίσκεται στο γηροκομείο αποφασίζει τη μέρα που γιορτάζει τα 100ά του γενέθλια ότι το γηροκομείο είναι ένα ιδιαίτερα καταθλιπτικό μέρος για να ζει και ότι δεν έχει ούτε μία μέρα για πέταμα, οπότε πηδάει από το παράθυρο και δραπετεύει. Χωρίς προορισμό και με ελάχιστα χρήματα στην τσέπη του, παίρνει το λεωφορείο με γνώμονα μόνο το πόσο κάνει το εισιτήριο. Στο σταθμό λεωφορείων, όμως, κάνει μια "ατυχή" γνωριμία με έναν γκάγκστερ της "Never again" (ατυχή για το γκάγκστερ), ενώ έ ...more
Margitte
This is the most hilarious, off-the-charts, tragicomedy-idea I have read in a long time. Probably the most outrageous bucket list in motion ever constructed as a plot. I felt a little bit psycho for sniggering where I should not. And laughing out loud made me question my own levels of emotional intelligence! But really, the book is written so bizarrely funny, I just could not help myself. Did I stop reading when I thought to rather see a shrink than continue? Of course not! The action-packed mur ...more
David Sven
Dec 09, 2013 David Sven rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other
This book is in need of a better, more descriptive title than The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Seriously, it's about as imaginative as "Jonas Jonasson."

Here is a list of some alternative titles for your consideration Jonas son of himself - how about

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Went on a Killing Spree

or

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Likes to Blow Stuff Up

or

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of
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لیلی
May 20, 2015 لیلی rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: دارمشان
شاید یکی از - کتاب برتری باشه که تا حالا خوندم!
و برترین بودن همیشه به ارزش ادبی و تاریخی و این ها نیست، گاهی برترین دقیقا ینی اونی که از خوندنش لذت بیشتری میبریم!:)
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Noeleen
Jan 29, 2013 Noeleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know what to expect when I started reading Jonas Jonasson’s The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. I did know that I was in the mood for a right aul giggle and this little gem of a story most certainly didn't disappoint.

Taking us on a journey through the main historical events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson has certainly lived an eventful, out of the ordinary, crazy life, meeting the top players in the political arena as he does so. Not only that,
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بثينة العيسى
هذه رواية لطيفة، يندر أن يقرأ أحدنا نصًا أدبيًا على هذا القدر من الفكاهة. في مقاطع كثيرة وجدتني أقهقه، وأنا بطبيعتي ممتنة لكل من يجعلني أضحك.

مجنونة فكرة أن يكون عجوزا في المئة من عمره سببًا في تشكيل تاريخنا المعاصر. أحببت الربط وقدرة الكاتب المدهشة على خلق العلاقات. الحبكة كانت متقنة مثل ماسّة.

الشيء الوحيد الذي لم يعجبني هو الإطالة، بعد 200 صفحة تصبح شريكا مع الكاتب في الكتابة، لأنك اكتشفت لعبته، وهذا أفقدني بعض المتعة.

قراءة ممتعة أتمناها للجميع! وشكرا دار المنى على هذا الكتاب.
Victoria

Let’s be honest, it’s a ridiculous title. I like ridiculous titles though, they breed curiosity at the very least (even if they do get shortened in discussion for ease and amusement – my favourite shortened title thus far is “Heartbreaking sh*tty sh*itness” – 5 points to the person who works out the full title first). So when Betty picked this for book club this month, I was at least drawn in by the title (and of course by the author’s fantastic name). And the ridiculousness of the title most d
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Maria Stancheva
Feb 03, 2014 Maria Stancheva rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Как да се изразя по-меко? Книгата е отврат.(точка)
Ще ме извиняват възторжените блогъри, които изпадат, в надявам се заради вкуса им, поръчков екстаз, но аз дори не мога да повярвам, че някой може да напише чак толкова лоша книга. :D За нея важи на 100% казарменото правило, че само проспаното време, докато я четох, не беше загубено. Изнервих се ужасно от нескопосания, скучен хумор и изобщо от цялата история, за която става натрапчиво ясно, че трябва да е смешна, а тя просто не е! Като последствие
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Connie
In this zany novel the centenarian Allan Karlsson climbs out the window of his nursing home to avoid his birthday party. Wearing bedroom slippers, he heads to the nearby train station. One crazy event after another lands Allan and some new friends (with criminal backgrounds) heading through Sweden while avoiding the police.

Alternating chapters tell us about Allan's backstory as a munitions expert. Although he avoids talking about politics and religion, Allan found himself inadvertently meeting w
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Martha
Nov 14, 2015 Martha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
از چهارشنبه تا بحال که کتاب رو تمام کردم مانده بودم اندر خم یک ریویو درست حسابی... هرچه بیشتر فکر می کردم کمتر سر در میاوردم... داستان الن جالب بود اما راستش اگر الن پیرمردی بود که تمام عمر نادیده گرفته شده بود، اگر الن مثل همه ادم ها عمری می گذراند در ملال و روزمرگی ،انوقت در تولد صد سالگیش از پنجره اسایشگاه سالمندان جست میزد بیرون بیشتر داستان برایم جالب میشد النی که داستان به مامعرفی میکند؛گذشته پر پیچ و خمی دارد پر از ماجرا و رد شدن از هیمالیا و درست کردن مشروب از شیر بز... دیدار با همه یدیک ...more
نرگس پورمحمدیان رودسری
بعد از خوندنش فقط دو آرزو داشتم:
1- زندگی من نصف زندگی آلن هیجانانگیز باشه.
2- رهبر فعلی کره ی شمالی این کتاب رو بخونه و واکنش ش رو ببینم. :))
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·Karen·
Dec 04, 2013 ·Karen· rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-german
In which we learn that only a Finn or a Russian can compete in the hard drinking stakes with a Swede.

Allan Karlsson is not looking forward to the impending celebration of his 100th birthday in the company of his fellow inmates of the care facility in which Sister Alice rules with an iron hand in an iron glove. Nor does he relish speechifying by the local mayor and the interest of reporters. In fact the whole shebang is likely to take place with nothing more refreshing to the spirit than tea, so
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

This quirky, funny and clever novel follows the present and past adventures of the endearing Swedish centenarian, Allan Karlsson. Less than an hour before his 100th birthday celebration, Allan climbs out of the ground floor window of his nursing home with no real plan other than to avoid all the fuss. Contemplating his next move at the local bus station, he is asked to mind a young man's suitcase and hoping it's contents may be useful, absconds with it on the next bus out of town. What follows i
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سحر
Dec 03, 2014 سحر rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
هیج وقت فکر نمی کردم کتابی که شخصیت اوّلش یه پیرمرد صد ساله است این قدر برای من جذابیت داشته باشه.بله، ریویو نوشتن برای این کتاب سخته چون آدم دلش میخواد تکتک اون جمله هایی که باهاش خندیده رو بنویسه و اون خونسردی عجیب جاری در لحن کتاب و اون ترجمۀ بسیار خوب، و اون روایت تحریف شده/ تحریف نشده از شخصیتهای تاریخی. باورم نمیشه یه سوئدی تونستهباشه همچین کتابی بنویسه، چون همیشه تو ذهنم این باور رو داشتم که سوئدیها ممکنه کشور قطب شمالی و پادشاهی و طبیعت سبز و قد بلند و موی بور و صد تا چیز دیگه داشته باشن ...more
Carmen
Mar 28, 2016 Carmen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Hilarious book about a 100-year-old man who crawls out of the Nursing Home window and goes on many adventures involving, but not limited to: murder, elephants, and robbery.

The chapters about what's going on with Allan (the old man) now, at age 100, are interspersed with chapters about his many adventures in the past as an explosives expert. In his extensive worldwide travels he meets and befriends Franco, Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung, Presidents Truman and Johnson, Churchill, etc. etc.

I love the bare-b
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Lance Greenfield
As you would expect, there would have been plenty of events and adventures in the life of any centenarian. But Allan Karlsson is exceptional by any standards. You would not believe what he has been trough in his one hundred years on the planet. He has come close to meeting an early, and violent, end on many occasions, and this continues during his latest adventure which commences on his one-hundredth birthday when he climbs out of his bedroom window at the old folks' home to escape from his unwa ...more
Reza ghavami
Nov 15, 2015 Reza ghavami rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بیشتر از اون چیزی که فکر میکردم, جذاب و فوق العاده بود. فلش بک هاش به گذشته و بعد بازگشت به آینده پیرمرد جالب بود. یعنی این جوری داستان تعریف کردنش جالب و باحال بود، ماجراهای که تو گذشته رخ میداد واسم خیلی مفرح بود واین قسمت از کتاب قشنگ تر بود.. واقعا باید از روی این کتاب یه فیلم سینمایی چند قسمتی ساخت و اینکه خیلی جذاب میشه که شخصیت های معروف که تو قصه اومدن, وقتی با این کتاب روبه رو میشدند چه عکس العملی داشتند, دیدنی میشد. این کتاب رو حتما و حتما اد کنین و بخونین. یکی از بهترین کتابایی بود که ...more
هدير
Feb 06, 2016 هدير rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
انها شيء عجيب..
انها قطعة فنية في العبثية ..

حاولت ان اتعمق و احاول معرفة المعاني الخفية و ما يقصده الكاتب من كل جزء منها لكن فكرة العبث هذه سيطرت علي لدرجة انني كنت افكر "هذا الكاتب لا يعني اي شيء على الاطلاق! " ..
ان يكون شخص ما هو السبب احيانا و المسبب احايين اخر ،و شريك اصيل في احايين ثالثة في كل الاحداث الهامة التي شكلت العالم على مر مائة عام ..كل هذا و بكامل العابث ،بلا شعور بانه يغير مسار التاريخ ،بلا اي خاطرة او فكرة عابرة عن اهمية ما يفعل في تقرير مصير التاريخ البشري ! . هل هناك اعنف من
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After a long career as a journalist, media consultant and television producer, Jonas Jonasson decided to start a new life. He wrote a manuscript, he sold all his possessions in Sweden and moved to a small town by Lake Lugano in Switzerland, only a few meters from the Italian border.

The manuscript became a novel. The novel became a phenomenon in Sweden, and now it is about to reach the rest of the
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