Saturday, November 23, 2013
Impulse book buy - Success!
I trolled up on the down the book section, and nothing was really grabbing me. I first started by picking up the Rosie Project. It looked decent, but I wasn't quite sold on it. Then this one jumped out and said "try me" in a slightly accented voice. So I did.
I would describe this book as the literary version of Forest Gump meets Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. I really enjoyed this book. I would cribe it as having a black sense of humour, and completely oddball characters that were refreshing in their originality. It has been a while since I laughed out loud so much in a book, or just enjoyed the novelty of a read. I think Terry Fallis' books on Canadian politics that were like that for me last year.. funny, not too serious, and totally different.
This book is about Allan Karlsson, a 100 year old Swede that one days decides life in the old folks home is just not for him. The adventures begin right away, and there really is never a dull moment. I sped this through this read, and as I said, I really enjoyed it. Carpe diem, and hoist a cold one :)