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Discuss the May 2013 book of the month "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson
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Post by abcmama89 » 12 May 2015, 10:00

I'm about to read this book for a summer book club that my library is hosting. This will be my first book club read, this online book club is the first book club I joined and so I decided to join a real life one too. I hope I enjoy reading it

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Post by dickens 100 » 12 May 2015, 10:13

I wouldn't bother, better off going with The Curious Incident With The Dog In The Nightime by Mark Haddon,which is gripping and a real page turner,mixing humour and pathos,this is brilliant, unlike the former which starts well then drifts off

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Post by abcmama89 » 12 May 2015, 13:04

I actually read that book already. It was pretty good, and I need to add that to my list, I had forgotten that one lol thank you for reminding me

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Post by Rizbi » 30 Jul 2015, 07:55

I'm afraid I am a minority on this one. It started out alright, but at around Chapter 10, after Allan and the three guys have gone through the Himalayas, I just started getting bored. There are some amusing parts, but I just cannot bring myself to like any of the characters - even Allan :? Felt like I crawled the rest of the time just to finish the book. :cry:
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Post by mmandy38 » 31 Aug 2015, 10:34

I went into this book not really knowing what to expect, but i was surprisingly pleased. I liked how much adventure a 100-year-old man can go through. On the other hand though, I thought that the book would be solely based in his hundredth year (based on title), and not have so much of the history.
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Post by Jausten11 » 28 Oct 2015, 09:23

The title of this book was so strange that I just had to read it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It made me laugh out loud several times just because of the oddness. I loved it.

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Post by DATo » 15 Apr 2016, 22:48

Just saw the movie today. I didn't even know there WAS a movie but I saw it in the video section of the library and checked it out.

VERY FUNNY and well made. It is not the complete book but most of it is there. I think the section of his "love" affair and China is left out.

I can safely recommend it. I think you would like it if you liked the book.
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Post by freya3377 » 19 May 2016, 05:12

I took a while to get to this book but now that I've started I wish I started earlier. I'm so enjoying the book and I love the humour. I sometimes go back and reread with that expression of *really, did you just say that* and I'm laughing my head of most time.

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Post by DATo » 21 May 2016, 20:15

freya3377 wrote:I took a while to get to this book but now that I've started I wish I started earlier. I'm so enjoying the book and I love the humour. I sometimes go back and reread with that expression of *really, did you just say that* and I'm laughing my head of most time.
Yup ... like the part where the guy calls him on the phone and threatens him ...

"Well, if you are going to kill me you better hurry up. I'm 100 years old" *LOL*
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Post by Guppy » 07 Nov 2016, 05:28

I own this book and love it! Both believable and unbelievable and the most hilarious book I have read in a long time. I can only hope that the movie is just as good.
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Post by Bookmermaid » 29 May 2018, 19:32

lady_charlie wrote:
21 May 2013, 20:57
I laughed so hard! This was not a comedy at all but it really reminded me of Forrest Gump. Just when I thought it was starting to drag and I was starting to lose interest, here we are in North Korea, or trying to hide an elephant. And it isn't just the visual gags that I can see, it is the twisting turning how does the author keep track of where this guy has been and then, just when all hope is lost, turns out he saved this guy's wife that time when he was traveling.

This is a laugh out loud funny book in spots and yet smart and full of historical characters, which I like.

I can't wait to be a hundred now, and my respect for the elderly has increased a hundredfold - if they remember half of the things they have done in life, I should probably sit down and listen to them talk. Even if they don't, they might tell a good story anyway.
Lady Charlie your review makes me not just want to read this book put but in my top ten want to read texts as I love books that have humour .

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Post by Bookmermaid » 29 May 2018, 19:35

Rizbi wrote:
30 Jul 2015, 07:55
I'm afraid I am a minority on this one. It started out alright, but at around Chapter 10, after Allan and the three guys have gone through the Himalayas, I just started getting bored. There are some amusing parts, but I just cannot bring myself to like any of the characters - even Allan :? Felt like I crawled the rest of the time just to finish the book. :cry:
Well this review makes me second guess whether I really want to bother to read this book

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Post by Bookmermaid » 29 May 2018, 19:38

DATo wrote:
15 Apr 2016, 22:48
Just saw the movie today. I didn't even know there WAS a movie but I saw it in the video section of the library and checked it out.

VERY FUNNY and well made. It is not the complete book but most of it is there. I think the section of his "love" affair and China is left out.

I can safely recommend it. I think you would like it if you liked the book.

Great book, quite often makes a great movie. I m finally decided this book is definitely for my want to read and review shelf.

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Post by lady_charlie » 21 Jul 2018, 21:14

Yes, I saw the movie too and it was just as cute and full of dark humor as the book.
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