Book Review: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window By Jonas Jonasson

Product by: Jonas Jonasson



A bizarre yet highly entertaining fiction comedy spanning some of the most critical political moments ever known to mankind with a bunch of swedes, criminals and dumb people to complete the plot

The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window, an international best seller starts off as anything but that. But then again, you don’t expect much from a story that happens to be about a 100 year old man! How exciting can a 100 year old man’s story be? But that’s where you get sucked into the equal parts bizarre and foolishly humorous life of a certain Mr. Allan Karlsson (the said 100 year old man). The book then moves in two sections, one detailing the current events in the life of the 100 year old man and one taking you through the past life of Mr. Allan Karlsson, right from his birth. I am biased to say that I liked the latter more but then again, both the parts complement each other well and lends some credibility to the fictional monster that the author has written.

The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window is a story of a certain 100 year old man who on his birthday decides to jump out of the window of the old age home he lives in. He has no plan of where he wants to go but one after the other, the chain of events that follow makes for one hell of a post 100 year life (if it were real). Now, before you can try and make sense of the old man’s actions you are introduced to his past life starting from his birth in Sweden and that’s where you really start understanding the character of Mr. Allan Karlsson. And one hell of a character he turns out to be!