Friday, May 20, 2016

Book 32 - Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All - Jonas Jonasson

Kindle Edition

Cost: Netgallery

Publisher: Forth Estate

Published: 21/04/16

Amazon uk link: Here

Goodreads Link: Here

The Blurb

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


It’s always awkward when five thousand kronor goes missing. When it happens at a certain grotty hotel in south Stockholm, it’s particularly awkward because the money belongs to the hitman currently staying in room seven. Per Persson, the hotel receptionist, just wants to mind his own business, and preferably not get murdered. Johanna Kjellander, temporarily resident in room eight, is a priest without a vocation, and, as of last week, without a parish. But right now she has two things at her disposal: an envelope containing five thousand kronor, and an excellent idea . . .

Featuring one violent killer, two shrewd business brains and many crates of Moldovan red wine, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is an outrageously zany story with as many laughs as Jonasson’s multimillion-copy bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.

My Thoughts

I have read all of Jonas Jonassons books and have always found them to be farfetched amusing tales. This one is no exception. It’s a story of Money, Greed and the Gullible. Although the characters are of a questionable moral attitude they are still likeable. Anders, Per and Johanna hop from one wacky adventure to another across Sweden, even forming a new religion. I like Jonas’ writing style its straight to the point, funny and original. Another success.

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