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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-Year-Old Man: A Novel by Jonas Jonasson

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

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.

my thoughts:

The sequel to the bestseller, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, this new story takes us through the current events happening now.  Allan is now 101 years old and along with his sidekick Julius find themselves navigating the political climate after an accidental hot air balloon landing lands them in some hot waters.  And that is all I will write about the story.  Its better that you read it and experience the humor and absurdity that abounds.  Talk about a fun and engaging book!

Once again, Jonas Jonasson creates some new adventures for beloved character Allan to share with us.  This time round, instead of learning about history through Allan's life during the 20th century, we find ourselves reading all about today's hot topics as Allan and Julius endure each one face-to-face so to speak.  Its hilarious and insightful at the same time. I truly enjoyed getting to know these characters as they go about trying to figure out how to extract themselves from some pretty crazy situations. This book is definitely a delightful treat to read. Jonasson's writing it top notch and his characters are so much fun to hang out with - you can't help but laugh with them and root for them. I would happily recommend The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-Year-Old Man to fans of the Jonasson - you will LOVE this book!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: The Accidental Further Adventures
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!