The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
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...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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!
I begins to where the first one ends. Allan, and his friend Julius are on Bali. They should be happy, but for o ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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….
The scenarios are every bit as ridiculous ...more
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.
Especially the character dynamics didn't feel enjoyable and the plot felt constructed for the sole pu ...more
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The manuscript became a novel. The novel became a phenomenon in Sweden, and now it is about to reach the rest of the ...more