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May 2016 Book of the Month.
What do you get if you add together one receptionist, one priest, one very hard to control hitman, and 19 criminals on the warpath… you get an unholy, riotous whirlwind of a read, that’s what! Jonas Jonasson has done it again, ‘Hitman Anders and the Meaning Of It All’ is a wonderfully quirky and amusing must read tale. Jonasson’s trademark gentle yet sharply observant humour, balances out the criminal element of this story beautifully. Hitman Anders is going to join my list of favourite characters of distinction, I wonder what dastardly deeds he’ll get up to when he meets the one-hundred-year-old man, who also resides on that list! From the first paragraph, right through to the last, this is a gorgeously readable walk on the darker and lighter side of life.
A madcap new novel from the one-of-a-kind author of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden A GANGSTER, A VICAR AND A RECEPTIONIST WALK INTO A BAR ...Hitman Anders is fresh out of prison and trying to keep his head down when he meets a female Protestant vicar (who happens to be an atheist), and a receptionist at a 1-star hotel (who happens to be currently homeless). Together they cook up an idea for a very unusual business that's going to make them all a fortune - but then all of a sudden, and to everyone's surprise, Anders finds Jesus ...Anders' sudden interest in religion might be good for his soul but it's not good for business, and the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick. As wildly funny and unexpected as The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, this is a madcap, feel-good adventure about belief, the media - and the fact that it's never too late to start again.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
'Should carry a health warning for spouses or partners easily irritated by the sounds of helpless chortling'
Irish Times (on The Hundred
-Year-Old Man) 'A mordantly funny and loopily freewheeling novel about ageing disgracefully
Sunday Times (on The Hundred
-Year-Old Man) 'Fast-moving and relentlessly sunny
Guardian on The Hundred
-Year-Old Man) 'Pure, ingenious fantasy ... it's feel-good set to stun level
Guardian (on The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden)
'A comic delight of love, luck and mathematics'
Daily Express (on The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden)
'Fast-paced, likable, refreshing ... As unlikely and funny as The Hundred-Year-Old Man'
Observer (on The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden)
Publication date: 21/04/2016
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||21st April 2016|
|Publisher:||Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Humour, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense, Translated Fiction,|
|Collections:||80+ Humorous Novels - from Wry and Sly Observations to Outright Chuckles and Laughter., 40+ Quirky Novels - a little different and totally fabulous.,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Jonas Jonasson was a journalist for the Expressen newspaper for many years. He became a media consultant and later on set up a company producing sports and events for Swedish television. He sold his company and moved abroad to work on his first novel. Jonasson now lives on the Swedish island Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Photo credit: Sara ArnaldMore About Jonas Jonasson