Thursday, July 18, 2013
The 100-year-old Man who Climbed out the WIndow and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
The chapters rotate between Allan (the 100 year old man who climbed out his window), the chief inspector that is following him, a couple other men who are trying to find him on both sides of the law, and then chapters that are flashbacks.
I enjoyed the stories of Allan's past lives and adventures the most. These parts are why people compare this book to Forrest Gump, but I really think it transcends. Through quirky coincidences and choices, Allan has crossed the path of many famous people and had influenced history all over the world! I thought these episodes were creative and fun to read. And really well thought out.
It took me awhile to get thorough this book, but not because it was boring. I was busy, and it is the kind of book that you can put down and come back to.
I recommend it!