Thursday, July 31, 2014

The pleasure of reading (and laughing)

I’ve just finished reading one of the funniest books I’ve ever read, and can’t but recommend it to you. The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, by Swedish author Jonas Jonasson, is a first-rate, laugh-out-loud novel (with a touch of the Marx Brothers). This modern picaresque story, written with a charming simplicity, will have you in stitches from page one; forget about the film version altogether! The English translation reads quite well. Enjoy it. Happy summer. cmg