What a wonderful book! An adventurous journey with famous and infamous characters throughout. Funny, quirky, lovable characters and some crazy twists on history. Very entertaining!
A quirky book about a quirky old man and his adventures as he escapes from his 100th birthday party by climbing out the window. Funny at times, a little boring somewhat, but I do think it was the translation which seemed to miss something.
Enjoyable read though.
I liked this book. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I could not put it down. I thought it was well written, with a very very dry humor. It made me think about an entirely different perspective on life- instead of planning for adventure, to simply live and let adventure happen.
The premise for this was good, but I fear that the translation made this the slowest and more boring book I have attempted to read for some time. It had no pick up, it was written as if I was a 100 year old trying to make the story last forever. And forever it did, I made it 100 pages and could take no more.
The main story is hillarious and I just couldn't keep it to myself. I would read a few pages and then tell my family about it and they kept wanting more! I really loved it. The side stories and back stories got long and drawn out and I found myself skipping paragraphs to speed things up but this is def one to recommend.