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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All A madcap new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of SwedenHitman Anders recently out of prison is d

  • Title: Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All
  • Author: Jonas Jonasson Rachel Willson-Broyles
  • ISBN: 9781443446761
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All By Jonas Jonasson Rachel Willson-Broyles, A madcap new novel from the 1 internationally bestselling author of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of SwedenHitman Anders, recently out of prison, is doing small jobs for the big gangsters Then his life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a female Protestant vicar who also happens to be an atheist , and a homeless receA madcap new novel from the 1 internationally bestselling author of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of SwedenHitman Anders, recently out of prison, is doing small jobs for the big gangsters Then his life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a female Protestant vicar who also happens to be an atheist , and a homeless receptionist at a former brothel which is now a one star hotel The three join forces and concoct an unusual business plan based on Hitman Anders skills and his fearsome reputation The vicar and receptionist will organize jobs for a group of gangsters, and will attract customers using the tabloids love of lurid headlines.The perfect plan if it weren t for Hitman Anders curiosity about the meaning of it all In conversations with the vicar, he turns to Jesus and, against all odds, Jesus answers him The vicar can t believe what s happening When Hitman Anders turns to religion, the lucrative business is in danger, and the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick.Fast paced and sparky, the novel follows these bizarre but loveable characters on their quest to create a New Church, with all of Sweden s gangsters hunting them Along the way, it explores the consequences of fanaticism, the sensationalist press, the entrepreneurial spirit and straightforward human stupidity and underlying all of it, the tenuous hope that it s never too late to start again.

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    1. Some people would hate this novel I loved it and I m pretty sure I m not alone.I honestly haven t laughed as much at this kind of religious irreverence since I read God Knows, by Joseph Heller who also wrote Catch 22 So the writer of this book, Jonas Jonasson, is in good company indeed.I knew from the start I was going to like this book.It takes black comedy to new heights It s farce It s madcap It takes the funny bone and gives it a damn good thrashing I suspect the author delivers some underly [...]

    2. I suppose minor spoilers ahead but do yourself a favour and avoid this crummy novel altogether.A dim witted thug called Hitman Anders is taken advantage of by a receptionist and a priest as they advertise his criminal services in the papers and pocket a managerial fee He s sort of a PG Hitman in that he breaks arms and legs but doesn t kill anyone though he has done in the past Then one day he discovers Jesus and gives up his wicked ways Whatever will the receptionist and the priest do for cash [...]

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    4. Since I read The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared I have been a fan of Jonas Jonasson He is in my view is one of the best humor writers in Scandinavia at the moment This book has a very similar humor as was in The Hundred Year Old Man, but somehow the scale of it is much smaller It s not a globe trotting affair, but sticks to Sweden completely Even so it works on the same principle, a certain kind of unusual heroes, and a wildly improbable plot All of which made [...]

    5. DNF at 65% I really enjoyed Jonasson s other books, but the narrative style and plot structure felt tired in this iteration Like paper that has been recycled too many times it has lost its integrity None of the characters were in any way relate able, which isn t always a bad thing, but in this case it just meant that the poorly structured plot stood out, rather than hiding behind quirky but amusing personalities.This book was a disappointment, but it doesn t tarnish my enjoyment of his other wor [...]

    6. the orginal title of the book is Hitman Anders and His Friends, but I must say i like the translation title better, and i like the translation as much as i like Johansson s way of narrating everything, it is so objectively subjective, so pleasantly familiar ans surprising, so overwhelmingly simple, and so elaborately complicated.

    7. The opening chapters are promising, as translator Rachel Willson Broyles tries to channel Douglas Adams dry humour And the paragraphs introducing hapless naif Per Persson are are as typically, amusingly Jonasson as anything in the author s hit debut The Hundred Year Old Man, creating absurd levity from a crummy situation his destructive family, and his job manning reception at a run down former brothel, now a budget hotel popular with ex cons and other shady sorts and the character s everyman na [...]

    8. Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is the third novel by Swedish author, Jonas Jonasson It is translated from Swedish by Rachel Willson Broyles Hitman Anders Johan Andersson fell into his profession by accident rather than by design And after spending most of his adult life in jail for it, he emerged at the age of fifty six vowing to stop killing, drinking alcohol and taking pills He would still maim, though, for a price a man has to live, after all.He takes a room at the Sea Point Hotel wh [...]

    9. Betyg 3 av 5 F r fem r sedan s l ste jag Hundra ringen som klev ut genom f nstret och f rsvann och den fick en fyra i betyg fr n mig.F r tv r sedan s l ste jag Analfabeten som kunde r kna och den fick en femma i betyg fr n mig.Nu har jag l st M rdar Anders och hans v nner samt en och annan ov n och den f r en trea i betyg fr n mig.Helt okej bok, bra skriven, dr plig och underh llande Men tyv rr s f ngade den inte mig p samma s tt som Jonas Jonassons tv tidigare b cker har gjort Rekommenderar nd [...]

    10. Finished reading June 25th 2016 If only children could be free of all that crap previous generations had gathered up for them, he said, perhaps it would bring some clarity to their lives view spoiler I should have been warned sufficiently by the low rating, but I thought this would be one of those unpopular opinion books Why Because unlike most book bloggers out there, I absolutely loved Jonas Jonasson s other novel The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared and I was [...]

    11. I rated this book as 2 stars as of a reflection of my personal enjoyment of the book than as a reflection of the quality of the book On one hand, I am sure that this book is a good book for some, but it just did not suit my sense of humour and I felt the jokes were repeated so often that they just became dull and irritating to read I had previously read The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden and enjoyed it this book just didn t hold the same charm for me After around the first 100 pages, I ended [...]

    12. Also posted on Eva Lucias blog detailed review Jonas Jonasson has a special place in my heart I read his two first novels and was expecting a lot of this one of course, I wasn t disappointed Blog Facebook Instagram Youtube Spotify

    13. aj, s kums bija tik cer gs, lik s, ka atkal tik u ierauta dzirksto u joku un absurda pasaul , ta u oreiz bija p rlieku daudz absurda un p r k maz labu joku bija interesanti, ta u ik pa laikam garlaic ba ma virsrokuir k eit naktsskapitis 201

    14. DNF on page 1 Pretty much after the first sentence Which is a new record I also skimmed the rest of chapter 1 and decided it s just not worth my time In my defense, I got this for Christmas from my aunt who regularly gets me bestsellers thinking she can t go wrong there I wasn t going to read it for that title alone Not even my 90 years old grandpa says nebst Just saying I know, it s supposed to make it sound oh so clever and all, but it just annoys me to no end because it sounds pretentious to [...]

    15. A few smiles but not enough laughs 3 5 stars.This review was originally posted on my book blog I read The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared a few years ago in Spanish I might add It was one of my book club choices back in Spain and I enjoyed it than everyone else who just thought it was odd I, on the other hand, liked how it played with twentieth century history, and the present day section contained some decent laughs So I was looking forward to reading Hitman [...]

    16. 3.5 Stars Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes I ve been planning to read The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window for years, but somehow never managed to But when I was offered a review copy of Jonas Jonasson s third novel, it seemed a good chance to finally dive into the world I had heard so much about it.Hitman Anders, just released from prison, is being exploited by a receptionist and a priest, until one day he finds Jesus and stops his former ways of killing hurting pe [...]

    17. Having loved Jonas Jonasson s previous tomes The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden I was super excited to get my hands on his latest effort Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All Sadly, it was a bit of a disappointment.While no author should just keep doing the same thing over and over again, to me this tale felt too far removed from Jonasson s previous style to have me falling in love with the characters Whilst a lot of [...]

    18. HITMAN ANDERS AND THE MEANING OF IT ALL 2016 Jonas JonassonI was really looking forward to reading this latest novel by the author of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared I thought that that novel was a terrific read, full of humor and a plot line that kept you riveted to the page All I can say about this latest work is that it didn t have any egregious errors in grammar up to about page 50 after that I can t guarantee because I didn t get that far There was an attempt [...]

    19. L analfabeta non era gi all altezza del centenario, che aveva la Storia a fare da sfondo.Qui la trama inconsistente e si sorride poco.Fine delle idee di Jonas.

    20. Negde izme u 3 i 4 Dobar je Junason, ali ne kao i onaj sa kojim sam se prvi put susreo prilikom itanja Stogodi njaka.

    21. M rder Anders hat schon dreimal wegen Mordes gesessen Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss Er will sein Leben ndern und die Zukunft auf freiem Fu verbringen Ein neuer Job und neue Freunde m ssen her Die atheistische Pfarrerin Johanna, die aufgrund eben dieser Haltung selber arbeitslos geworden ist, wittert eine neue Gesch ftsidee Zusammen mit Per, dem Rezeptionisten des Hotels, in dem alle drei Zuflucht gefunden haben, gr nden sie eine K rperverletzungsagentur mit M rder Anders in der Hauptrolle Alles k [...]

    22. Met zijn derde boek M rdar Anders och hans v nner samt en och annan ov n tapt Johan Jonasson voor de derde keer uit hetzelfde vaatje Waar de lezer nog steeds getrakteerd wordt op hilarische dialogen, bij het haar getrokken redeneringen en vaak rake steken onder water met betrekking tot de huidige maatschappij, de Zweedse politiek enz ondermijnt het verhaal zelf deze keer de kracht van het boek, naar mijn mening Om n of andere reden vond ik het verhaal van de honderdjarige of het bommenmeisje voo [...]

    23. Believe it or not, Hitman Anders was my first foray into the madcap world of Jonas Jonasson You would have thought that with previous titles such as The 100 year old man who climbed out of the Window and Disappeared, that might have given me a clue as to what to expect, but the answer is no Let s set the scene Hitman Anders has just served a prison sentence for murder In his mind, he s spent far too much time in there already, so he decides to tone it down by limiting himself to breaking limbs s [...]

    24. Somehow by fate, rather than meaning to I have read all of Jonas Jonasson s books I m still not sure I m that I like them that much This one was entertaining enough it was mildly amusing but not laugh out loud funny, the chapters were short which made it quick to skip though but I didn t ever really look forward to picking it up.This one tells a story of Hitman Anders, a dim witted thug who goes into business with a hotel receptionist, Per Persson and an atheist priest, Johanna Kjellander Hitman [...]

    25. I think people will either love or hate the farcical style of Jonas Jonasson s stories They are daft romps through life full of madcap characters who have crazy run ins with police, politics and criminals.The books are full of sharp and funny comments on life, and a lot of silliness, but for me, it s the warm and likeable characters that make the stories stand out.Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is nothing new from the previous books, but I didn t find it as funny as the others There wer [...]

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