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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I must say thank you for this recommendation... about a book! I'm so tired of stupid whatsapp video recommendations, youtube, silly things, that I had even forgotten about this feeling. What about books?!

I promise I will read it, and I'll try to convince my relatives and friends to do the same. It looks pretty good...

Thank you, Carlos!