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The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden: A Novel Hardcover

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ecco
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006232912X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062329127
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 599 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden


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I loved the wry whimsy of the '100 Year Old Man' and wanted to love this book too. But, while some of the characters were fun and likeable, others were just eventually too tiresome. The book opens in South Africa - a segment that sets the scene for the primary story about the resourcefulness of the main character - but which seems overly long. In fact, the whole book could have been brought to a conclusion long before it actually ends: the middle of the book bogs down and seems to be going nowhere. However, the story gets a real shot in the arm with the arrival of Celestine's grandmother (Jonasson seems to know how to create wonderful, lively old people) and of the Swedish prime minister and - yes - the king of Sweden. If only these characters had entered the story earlier.
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I waited a long time before this novel was available - the wait was worth it.
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
read.
I hope that Mr. Janasson has another one like this on the "front burner".
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It's very hard for me read a book more than once but this is one of those rare gems that you love enough to read more than once. I'm not going to give anything away but it's well work the read. Trust me.
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You MUST read this book, and his other novel, "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared". Such light, enjoyable reads. A common theme across both stories, is the author leading you through the lives of characters who have a wish to live a simple life, but end up in the most absurd situations along the way. Often people try to take advantage or manipulate them due to their trusting somewhat aloof nature, but in the end they always have the upper hand. Even though they don't maliciously sabotage others, and merely continue trying to eke out a living suitable to them, the lead characters always end up having the last laugh. The character portrayals are extremely funny, from the 'idiots in charge' to the 'what will be, will be' attitude of the main characters. The stories are refreshing and fun, and worth some good laughs.
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I was soooo excited to see another book by Jonasson. I got a real kick out of The One Hundred Year Old Man. This author has me laughing out loud as his stories are so absurd they can't be true...or could they? I recommend these books often, with confidence that they will be enjoyed. A real mix of everything from history, politics, science, and lots of humour.
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jonas has a kaleidoscopic imagination......a very difficult book to set aside. i am already re-reading it. this time more slowly.
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Jonas Jonasson: The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden.

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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That is one of the funniest books I ever read. Good work, Jonas. I also read the one hundred year old man. That was good too.
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