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Title:
The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man [text (Large print)]
ISBN:
9780062845849
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Edition:
First HarperLuxe edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
viii, 566 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Larger print"--Spine.

"Published in 2018 by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins UK"--Title page verso.

Translation from Swedish of: Hundraettåringen som tänkte att han tänkte for mycket.
Summary:
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.
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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.


Author Notes

Jonas Jonasson was born Per Ola Jonasson on July 6, 1961 in Southen Sweden. He is a Swedish journalist and writer who is best known for his book, The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Dispappeared. He studied Swedish and Spanish at the University of Gothenburg and started working as a journalist for the Vaxjo newspaper "Smalandsposten" and the Swedish evening tabloid "Expressen". He also used his talents for writing and founded a media company, OTW with 100 employees. In 2007 he finished his first book, The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. His writing has been honored with the Swedish Book Award, German Pioneer Prize, Danish Audio Book and Prix Escapades.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

Jonasson continues the globetrotting adventures of centenarian Allan Karlsson and his sidekick, petty thief Julius Jonasson, in this uproarious sequel to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Lounging in Indonesia with the briefcase full of cash they procured in the previous book, Allan and Julius have it made. They sip drinks on the beach, take visits from Harry Belafonte, and play around with smartphones while lazing in the sun. Allan finds himself becoming more interested in world politics as he reads the news, and when the money finally runs out, he concocts another outlandish plan: to travel around the world in a hot air balloon. When the balloon crashes and the pair are rescued by a North Korean ship, their travels take them from North Korea, to America, Sweden, and eventually Tanzania as Allan and Julius try unload a suitcase filled with enriched uranium they find onboard the ship. But, as they meet world leaders-including Kim Jong-un, Angela Merkel, and Donald Trump-they discover their options are quite limited. Jonasson's clever prose, madcap delights, and satirical political commentary will please fans of the original novel and newcomers alike. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

After his escapades in The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared (2012), which involved escaping his retirement home and discovering a suitcase full of cash, Allan Karlsson is living the good life in Bali with his friend Julius. But endless cocktails on the beach can only entertain for so long. Julius arranges a hot air balloon ride to celebrate Allan's one-hundred-and-first birthday, but plans go awry. When the balloon crashes into the sea, Allan and Julius are rescued by a North Korean cargo ship and soon caught up in an international diplomatic crisis involving Kim Jong-un, Angela Merkel, and Donald Trump. Jonasson's sequel to his international bestseller picks up the threads of Allan's earlier life, adding intricate plots and a set of adventures worthy of his charming and beloved protagonist. Readers will find this a welcome visit from an old friend that's filled with laugh out-loud hijinx as well as thought-provoking and timely satire on the current state of the world and the perils of power.--Carol Gladstein Copyright 2018 Booklist


Library Journal Review

This second installment of the madcap adventures of centenarian Allan Karlsson, former explosives expert, and his younger petty-thief sidekick, Julius Jonsson, will be happy familiar territory to fans of Jonasson's worldwide blockbuster The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. This time, Allan and Julius decide to blow the last of their ill-gotten gains by taking a hot-air balloon ride to celebrate Allan's 101st birthday. The balloon malfunctions, and they end up in the ocean, rescued by a North Korean naval ship on a mission involving smuggled enriched uranium. Thus triggers a rolling snowball of international crises of epic proportions. World leaders fear for their sanity after their dealings with Allan and Julius, whose wiles and financial precipices involve Nazis, custom-painted coffins, handwritten notes scribbled on restaurant napkins that Angela Merkel must take seriously, hungry lions and hyenas feasting on human flesh, and a charlatan faith healer in Africa. ­VERDICT Jonasson creates the near impossible with his astute assessments of today's unstable global political climate and endearingly sweet ­characters, providing laugh-out-loud moments in a dark time. Reminiscent of Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency with a side order of Forrest Gump, this should inspire renewed interest in Jonasson's first Allan Karlsson book. May Allan live longer and prosper. [See Prepub Alert, 7/9/18.]-Beth Andersen, formerly with Ann Arbor Dist. Lib., MI © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.