The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-year-old Man

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-year-old Man

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Large Print - 2018
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The hysterical, clever, and unforgettable sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. He's back. Even older. Even funnier. 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. Yikes! Soon Allan and Julius are at the center of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Needless to say, things are about to get very, very complicated. Another hilarious, witty, and entertaining novel from bestselling author Jonas Jonasson that will have readers howling out-loud at the escapades and misfortunes of its beloved hundred-year-old hero Allan Karlsson and his irresistible sidekick Julius.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062845849
0062845845
Branch Call Number: LPF JONASSON, JONAS
Characteristics: viii, 566 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Willson-Broyles, Rachel - Translator

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sandraperkins
May 25, 2019

I loved the first book, and I thought The Further Accidental Adventures of the 100-Year-Old Man was hilarious!! The previous book was a romp through history; the new book covers the past few years. Allan is up to his old tricks, changing history as he interacts with Kim Jung-un, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Margot Wallstrom, and other world leaders. The author emphasizes this in his Foreword: “I can not stress enough that this is a novel about recent and present events. A novel. Or make-believe, as my grandfather used to say.” . . .

“Several of the characters in this book go by their real names, but I want to make sure that you never forget that I have, in the spirit of my dear grandfather, made up what these potentates say and do in the novel. What they say and do in reality, however, is something neither I nor my grandfather can take responsibility for.”

Now I know that the past few years have not been that enjoyable for most of us, but this book is great fun! Frankly, I wish at least some of this book were true!

I think this book would be more enjoyable if you have read the first book (which is also very good); the sequel refers back to many events of the prior book. Also, reading the first book will make you more familiar with the characters and with the Swedish sense of humor, which I have grown to love.

I know this will sounds like sacrilege, but I also think you could read this book on its own, without having read the prior book. You will miss out on the funny references to the prior book, but we all lived through recent events, and I think everyone would enjoy this book! And we all need something to laugh about in these dark times!

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jontalk
May 11, 2019

In a word, hilarious! Jonasson has outdone himself with this second '100 Year Old Man' book. In some ways similar to the first, following Alan and Julius around the globe witnessing the outrageous antics they embark upon is more fun than...well just about anything. As a Monty Python fan, I found similarities due to the 'sillyness', which is something I always welcome. I love the way the author jabs at world leaders, especially Trump! Alan's attachment to the iPad is a nice addition as is the sarcasm from his cronies. One of the funniest stories I've read in ages, its highly recommended!

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