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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man Novel ~ Jonas Jonasson

January 17, 2019

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Genre: Adult/Literary Fiction

Publisher: William Morrow (at Harper Collins)

ISBN: 9780062846136

448 pages

Source: TLC Book Tours

Phew! What a heavy book. The first installment of the series is mostly lighthearted adventure and while there is an element of that same vibe in this second book, this later adventure had far more current political commentary.

 What starts as a fun hot air aloof ride, somehow ends up with our fearless protagonists landing in the middle of the ocean, only to be “rescued” by a North Korean ship. And of course, the ship just happens to be carrying a suitcase filled with contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for none other than THE Kim Jong-un.

Of course, Jong-in isn’t the only political celebrity to make a cameo. Angela Merkel and President Trump show up in the pages, as well, as the world attends to what soon becomes an international crisis.

In many ways, the book helped my ongoing current events related anxiety but in similar amount, it rose that same anxiety to near panic levels.

I think the first book, though it involved similar crises, touched in world events that were far enough away from present day that I could look at them objectively. This one, however, touched a tad too close to home. Whoops!

Still, the humor, wit, and excellent prose made the story palatable and it’s one I’ll hopefully reread in a decade or so, wondering just how I could get so world up.

I’m still so grateful I was able to read the book and participate in the tour (facing fears is supposed to be a growing experience, right?). If you want to check out this talented historical and adventure writer, check out his bio and the other tour stops, below!

Jonas Jonasson is the author of the international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, now a major motion picture. Prior to his success as a novelist, Jonas was a journalist for the Swedish newspaper Expressen for many years, and later became a media consultant and founded a production company specializing in sporting events for Swedish television, which he sold before moving abroad to work on his first novel. He is the author of the internationally successful novels The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden and Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All. He lives on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

Find out more about Jonas at his website, and connect with him on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Don’t forget to check out the other tour stops from TLC!

Instagram Features

Tuesday, January 15th: Instagram: @wellreadmama

Tuesday, January 15th: Instagram: @basicbsguide

Wednesday, January 16th: Instagram: @readingbetweenthe__wines

Thursday, January 17th: Instagram: @girlwithnoselfie

Friday, January 18th: Instagram: @megabunnyreads

Saturday, January 19th: Instagram: @wherethereadergrows

Sunday, January 20th: Instagram: @sjwonderlandz

Monday, January 21st: Instagram: @createexploreread

Review Stops

Tuesday, January 15th: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, January 16th: Instagram: @rendezvous_with_reading

Thursday, January 17th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Friday, January 18th: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

Monday, January 21st: Dwell in Possibility

Tuesday, January 22nd: Instagram: @mrsmurphyreads

Tuesday, January 22nd: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Wednesday, January 23rd: What Is That Book About

Thursday, January 24th: 5 Minutes For Books

Monday, January 28th: Laura’s Reviews

Tuesday, January 29th: Based on a True Story

Wednesday, January 30th: Helen’s Book Blog

Thursday, January 31st: Man of La Book

Monday, February 4th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Tuesday, February 5th: Instagram: @theunreadshelf

Wednesday, February 6th: Write – Read – Life

Thursday, February 7th: Stacy’s Books

Friday, February 8th: Read Till Dawn

Friday, February 8th: Lit and Life

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 20, 2019 10:31 pm

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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