Allan Karlsson has just turned 100 years old and his retirement home has decided to throw him a birthday party. Instead, Allan decides to climb out of his window and run away. There begins his amazing journey where he finds himself stealing a suitcase from a drug dealer and then being chased by the drug dealers and the police.
This book is delightful. Absolutely delightful. I’m keeping the summary of it short because I don’t want to reveal anything. The present situation is intertwined with the extraordinary events of Allan’s past, which include meeting with Harry Truman, saving Mao Zedong’s wife, and being a secret agent for the CIA. The story is told in such a light tone that it is hard to put the book down. If there is one book that everyone should have on their reading list, it is this one!