Saturday Selections: The 100-Year Old Man Who…

Tammie Painter

This week I finished another of the books I adopted from Waterstone’s in London. The stack is dwindling and I now only have two books left. I either need to make them last or plan another trip to the U.K. But with books like Matt Haig’s The Humans, Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London, and (this week’s read) Jonas Jonasson’s The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, that’s going to be hard to do.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

As you may have guessed from what is one of the longest titles of any book I’ve ever read, Jonasson’s book is about a 100-year old man who does indeed climb out of a window – the window belonging to the old folks’ home he has grown sick of. But he doesn’t disappear. Instead, he heads out on an adventure that includes (but isn’t limited to) stealing a suitcase…

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