Title: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.
Author: Jonas Jonasson.
Year of Publication: 2015 (UK).
Publishers: Abacus (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and as an audiobook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £8.99.
Age Range: 12 and over, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.
Reaching 100 years old is quite a milestone in anyone’s life, so a party seems like a pretty normal thing right? Not for Allan. He’s had a pretty eventful 100 years, so sitting in an old folks home waiting to die just isn’t him. So while everyone else is preparing for the party, he climbs out of his window, still in his slippers, and sets off on an adventure which will involve murderers and other unsavoury criminals, a suit case full of cash, and blundering police officers who are too incompetent to find a missing 100-year-old man.
Along the way we find out about Allan’s past, which explains why he has such itchy feet (a term used to describe someone who just can’t sit around all day doing nothing); for he has been influential in some of the 20th century’s most dramatic moments. So join Allan for one last adventure, and see where it takes you.
This has been a hilliously funny book to read, and I have loved every minute of it. I owe a big thank you to Wren from Ravenclaw for loaning me her copy of this book, and I will be returning it to you in the post over he next few days.
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein.