I enjoyed the “100-year-old man who climbed out a window and disappeared“ by the same author so I decided to read another book by Jonas Jonasson. Jonas writes books with a quirky style and a large sprinkle of satire. Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all has unexpected turns until you start to catch on to Jonas’s story telling style.
The receptionist and the priest carry chips on their shoulders. They dislike everyone except for the few on an ‘exception’ list. Hitman Anders is a not so bright, repeat murderer owing to unfortunate circumstances and the combination of pills with alcohol. The entrepreneurial, morally-corrupt receptionist and priest partner up with Hitman Anders in a successful business venture until Hitman Anders’ curiosity in “God and the Bible and all that stuff” starts to turn the receptionist and priest’s plan upside down.
Jonas Jonasson writes with humour, critically examines the bible and offers the hope of kindness within humanity. One may wonder what the meaning of it all is? For Jonas the “life’s journey is the meaning of it all. If you travel enough – mentally and physically – you will die happy.”
~ 370 pages. I got this book from my local library. Available as a book, ebook and CD
Reference: The Guardian
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