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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man

(The Hundred-Year-Old Man #2)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  9,824 ratings  ·  1,144 reviews
The sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imag

Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoyed Allan's adventures, however, this time the political background left me confused at times. Still, I needed a good chuckle and the duet Allan-Julius did not fail.
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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I'm glad I saw a friend's review about this book before reading it, in which she said this book isn't as funny as The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Rather, it is quite political. Had I gone into this one expecting it to be like its predecessor, I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much. My friend Betsy was right, it's not laugh-out-loud funny. It does however, contain some very smart wit which had me chuckling at times, especially the parts that poked fu
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is one of my favourite books ever, it was a laugh a minute, Allan is a fantastic bloke and has the past that we all crave. So when I spotted this sequel I grabbed a copy and started reading right away.

In the intro Jonas Jonasson explains that he never planned a sequel but with the way the world seems to be falling apart with crazy political leaders the Hundred-Year-Old Man was jumping at the chance to speak out.

The book is in
Jonathan K
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In a word; hysterical! Having read the first Hundred Year Old Man book which was funny in its own right, this story goes far beyond. For those familiar, when we first meet Alan, he escapes from a nursing home in Sweden and in the process stumbles across a suitcase with millions. In this story, Alan bonds with Julius, an asparagus importer/exporter and together they fumble their way around the world. Similar to the first book, Jonasson bends genre with a quasi-Monty Python approach. As a result, ...more
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: swedish, comedy
Once again I have picked up the trail of Allan Karlson, the 100-year old man, who is now 101. A good time to read a diversion, a comedy, a good laugh.

Where the first book took a stab at world events in the 20th century, this book looks at recent events. Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel are the featured players. This book is a comedy but the retelling of recent world events often made me want to cry.

Allan and his buddy Julius venture off in a hot-air balloon, get lost a
Phil Livingstone
This isn’t a good book.

I loved the original story, setting Allan the one hundred year old man accidentally at odds with a cash-laden criminal whilst looking back over his past. I’ve also enjoyed other books by the author and would recommend them. Not the case here though.

This is just too unbelievable. Allan experiences as many countries and world leaders in what seems like a few weeks, compared with his entire life in the first book. He’s 101 not 31 - I doubt he even had adapter plugs sockets fo
Allan Karlsson is back! His accidental further adventures begin on his 101st birthday when a balloon he and his pal Julian are on for his birthday celebration is inadvertently blown out to see. In a another series of funny, improbable events and circumstances he is once again involved with nuclear materials, as well as world leaders, a couple of neo-Nazi terrorists and various and sundry other people as he travels to Asia, North America, Europe and Africa from he same place we left him at the en ...more
Delara H F
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
The old man saved my life during a hard time again 😌
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The author said he felt that Alan had more things to say but I wish he kept his silence!
Not funny as the first one, the characters felt like they were missing something essential in their personality and the addition of Sabine wasn't something I enjoyed!
Also the new translator of this second installment in my opinion made a mediocre story even worse!
Hákon Gunnarsson
I like Jonas Jonasson’s work, and I think he is a great humor writer. The first book about the old man Allan Karlsson is one of my all time favorite humor books. That’s why I was in one sense happy to hear about this sequel, but also a little worried that it would not live up to the original. Unfortunately, I was right. This sequel doesn’t come close to the laugh riot of the first one.

I begins to where the first one ends. Allan, and his friend Julius are on Bali. They should be happy, but for o
Unfortunately not as good as the first book. Allan is living large in Bali, but running out of money when during his 101st birthday party, his hot air balloon ride does awry, setting him and his buddy on more adventures. Along the way, he meets up with the Supreme Leader of North Korea, President Trump, and the Swedish head of the U.N.'s Security Council about fissionable nuclear material. Pretty funny at times, Allan has amazing chutzpah and charm; however, the book loses its way as they settle ...more
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rated-five-stars
In some ways this was even better than the first book. He turns 101 at the start of the book. I laughed out loud many times. A delightfully on-target silly political commentary.
Maja Ingrid
Not as good as the first one, but still enjoyable.
Kumar Raghavendra
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it
This one pales in comparison with the original. Stretched out without meaty material at times and the satire too mainstream, so nothing you wouldn't have read or heard in the media already. I really loved the previous book, which perhaps biases my review for this one. Maybe it's a decent stand alone read if you haven't read the previous one. But I'd rather you read that.
Imogen Reeves
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

The Plot was funny in places & much more relatable as Allan & Julius learns how to deal with the 21st Century in the best way possible. I’m so glad Jonas created a sequel, even if he never meant to make one.
Alva McDermott
Sep 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This book is whimsical and lighthearted, however it doesn’t have the same irreverent humour that landed so perfectly in its predecessor. An issue with using current affairs rather than those of the past century meant that reading the book a year after it was initial published, it felt somewhat dated.
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook
I read this book, marked it 3 stars, then promptly forgot about it. Today, I came back to the book and knocked a star off.

I'll keep the review quick, as its no longer so fresh in my mind. Plus, someone said it a lot better than me in another review: The author took the brand of "The 100 Year Old Man" and used it to sell his own political ideas. In a strange, strange way this book reminded me more of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, than of its prequel. I probably wouldn't have picked
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was so much fun :)

It was really nice to meet Allan and his crazy accidental life story again. He got to meet the world leaders of nowadays and it was done in such a perfect and funny typical Allan way. I was little afraid before reading, since I loved previous book and wasn't really sure how this one will fit all Allan's craziness of life into such a short period of time. But Jonas Jonasson did it geniously, it didn't feel forced at all and I absolutely loved it.

Yes, it was a bit dif
Harry Buckle
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jonas J, despite some bizarre English in the translation from the original Swedish, has pulled off that tricky trick of admirably following up a much loved and globally successful book. His millions of readers and fans of the gentle but intrepid Allen will be appreciative of that. For sure there will folks, me included who say,'It's not quite as good as the original,' but that is a reflection of the near genius of the first wander through the events of the past century, rather than a criticism o ...more
Stephanie Fournier
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not as “laugh out loud” funny as it’s 100-Year Old Man predecessor but still witty and entertaining
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Book on CD performed by Peter Kenny.

From the book jacket: It all begins with a hot-air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harboring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un….

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The scenarios are every bit as ridiculous
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
This sequel is just not as delightful as the first book was. Allan and his friend Julius take off accidentally in a hot air balloon and eventually land in the sea. They are picked up by a North Korean ship, and through a unusual chain of events, they later acquire a suitcase with stolen uranium. From then on, it’s a cat and mouse chase of following, losing, and regaining that uranium and more. Needless to say, they meet world leaders and other strange people along the way. Complicated and convol ...more
Lesley Moseley
Aug 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
NAH... bit cheeky to just list world events, snarkily, and insert your monemaking hero from the previous book. Bad form.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was just as much fun as the first one. In this book, the 100 year old man is now 101 and running out of money. A hot air balloon, North Korea and enriched uranium set the stage for the book. It's just as funny, even more so, because now you know the characters. President Trump and Angela Merkel play roles in this latest edition of hilarity. At one point, as I was reading in bed, I was laughing so hard my husband came in to see if I was choking. I know that this level of snark and crazi ...more
Iris Post
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Allan is adorable. I also really liked how the authot included politics and politicians of so many smaller countries, not just the USA in the story
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
I remember the time when I read the first book and I swear, I laughed so hard and I laughed heartily.

Sadly, it isn't the same case with this book. The humor seemed dry and the plot seemed to be focusing too much on the political events during that time. I also felt that Allan Karlsson wasn't in action i.e. causing funny shenanigans much compared to the first book. Not quite what I initially expected.
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Not as good as the others but still really fun.
Jan 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I wanted to love this, but it's too close to the headlines, unless reading nf I want escapism... I read too much news to have to read a single word about trump, humor or not, he is a blight to my soul and avoidance at all costs is more to my liking. dnf, bailed at 60 %. I still love the old man, he is a clever writer but trump ruins any chance of enjoyment for me... Wonder if he will make it to 102?
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Good, silly fun but with a smaller historical canvas upon which to work it felt less immersive and more forced.
Jude (NovelReader13)
After really loving the first book, The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man sadly disappoints by falling short on pretty much all fronts, and I was actually surprised when it scraped by 3 stars. I use CAWPILE when rating my books (a rating system created by Book Roast on YT), and most of the categories scored somewhat middle of the road, with a few of them scoring quite low.
Especially the character dynamics didn't feel enjoyable and the plot felt constructed for the sole pu
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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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