Tuesday, 19 February 2013

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

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and DisappearedThe Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared isn't only a book with an exceedingly long title. The titular character has lead a long Forest Gump style life, hovering through life and managing to become swept into most political disputes and international incidents of the last 100 years.

The book is funny and pacey. There are a range of colourful characters but the writing style (I'm not sure if this is a translation issue or just a style preference) left me feeling a bit to distanced from them, I also found very hard to relate to.

Any book having to follow up The Night Circus was going to have a hard time, so don't live by this review. It's a good book and always nice to hear about active older people in novels.

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