The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden: A Novel Hardcover
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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
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Not as humerous as Mr. Jonasson's other top seller (The Hundred Year Old Man Who . . . . )
but there are plenty of chuckles and, along with the story line, makes for a very good
I hope that Mr. Janasson has another one like this on the "front burner".
I would like to warn readers who may feel that the beginning of this book is not as interesting as the first bestseller by Jonasson, the Hundred-Year-Old-Man, that they should continue reading. The real fun comes at about page 100, and the book is much worth it. It is a grandiose satire on our contemporary world. All is there – the fed up youngsters, who learnt to criticize before they know how to support themselves, and their need to hate a group or individuals without having ever met them, the sudden changes of opinions, when political correctness or personal interests demand it, the preference for so-called minorities, no matter what their values and plans, the preference for the uneducated, and the lack of common sense. And it is a very entertaining book, considering the author’s excellent sense of humour.
The book is also educational. There is a lot of history of Europe, particularly Sweden, and other countries of the world, and it is all historically correct.
I think that The Girl is even more important than the 100-Year-Old-Man. It is not just a literary, but also a social event. The language is excellent (yet, our book is a translation, one must keep it in mind), and the title was not translated literally, which happens often regarding book titles, and is certainly permissible.
Too bad one can give only five points to an excellent book. This one would deserve many more.
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Book was fun to read..
This mandatory review is not fun to do and should be eliminated.
All I want to do is close the book.