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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Allan is about to celebrate his 100th birthday at his old-people's home when he decides he has had enough of that regime, climbs out of the window and disappears. His philosophical and non-judgmental attitude to the people and events that he encounters leads him on a fascinating journey, during which we also hear much of his history, including his role in the making of the atomic bomb (see previous book too!) to saving the life of Mao Tse Tung's wife.
Excellent story, great style, good page-turner. La bought me this for a birthday present.
Score: 8
Published: 2012
Read: March 5th 2013