The 100 year old man book. BOOK OF THE YEAR

(35 Posts)
AlaskaNebraska Wed 15-Aug-12 13:41:35

(well, so far , for me!)
You'll bloody love it.
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1843913720/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

I wasn't really a fan either, but then I don't like "funny" books or films. (Contrarty to what you might think, I do have a sense of humour!)

DuchessofMalfi Tue 29-Jan-13 07:54:38

I'm reading it at the moment and enjoying it. Some good laugh out loud moments. It appeals to my sense of humour - very dark grin

hoodoo12345 Mon 28-Jan-13 23:00:25

I must be the only person alive who hated this book.
I brought it after reading all the wonderful reviews about it only to be very disappointed.
It reminded me of the children's book about the giant turnip where the farmer collects more and more people to try and pull up the giant vegetable.

I preferred that book more.

gailforce1 Sun 06-Jan-13 12:17:06

Thanks BadDog, I have reserved Heft at the library and will look forward to reading it!

Kinora Sat 05-Jan-13 22:03:53

Just started this book last night after buying it of Amazon for 20p. I've not read much but I'm enjoying it so far wink

BadDog Sat 05-Jan-13 20:34:11

i would advise not reading TOO many descirptors before tbh, just read and enjoy. Its about a semi recluisve over weight guy in Brooklyn.

Thats it.

gailforce1 Sat 05-Jan-13 19:41:56

BadDog pls tell me about Heft, have seen you mention this on another thread and am curious!

BadDog Sat 05-Jan-13 10:25:02

Its me - OP

if you liked this also read the Harold fry and the EXCELLENT heft - also ace

Then if you like a bit of crime read The good father by Noah someone ( sorry!) is a good read.

hackmum Fri 04-Jan-13 08:36:04

Thanks, all - have just bought it for 20p on the Kindle. Wouldn't have known it was on sale otherwise.

Geekster Thu 03-Jan-13 22:41:46

The Kate Morton books are really good MrsBungleBear. I think the 100 year old man is still on offer for 20p if anyone wants it.

MrsBungleBear Thu 03-Jan-13 20:14:59

Oh good, glad to hear it's good. I have it on my kindle. I've just finished my 3rd Kate Morton in a row. I am loving those books!

unexpectediteminbaggingarea Thu 03-Jan-13 20:12:43

I bought this when it was deal of the day on Kindle. It was sweet, very funny in places, and I liked the unconventional hero. Not the best I've read but one of the most entertaining, certainly.

lunchbox Thu 03-Jan-13 19:48:30

Well I'm going to go against the popular opinion, I didn't like it. Read about a third and then gave up. Just couldn't get on with it

webwiz Thu 03-Jan-13 19:40:11

I'm reading this at the moment and have been recommending it to all and sundry!

FairyChristmas Thu 03-Jan-13 19:28:51

Just ordered this from the library - great to see it's been so well received!

fifitrixibell Thu 03-Jan-13 19:20:49

been wanting to read this for ages! Just got it for 20p on my Kindle grin

Virgil Thu 03-Jan-13 18:03:36

It's a fabulous book. My book of the year and I've been recommending it to everyone

Needalifeagain Thu 03-Jan-13 17:58:46

Agree completely. Lovely entertaining read. Highly recommend.

Timetoask Thu 03-Jan-13 17:56:47

Thanks for the recommendation... will get it on my xmas present (kindle!!)

Pancakeflipper Thu 03-Jan-13 17:56:15

Was on offer I think for the Kindle? I think I have lined up to read. Super as dragging myself through a current read just cos' I have read all the others they wrote - but you are pushing my loyalty Patricia Cornwell.

elspethmcgillicuddy Thu 03-Jan-13 17:53:54

I'm half way through this one too. I'm really enjoying it- it has ended a bit of a reading drought for me. Every night I find myself saying "I'll just read one more chapter...." Until I've been reading way past my bed time!

Roseformeplease Thu 03-Jan-13 17:34:51

Loved it. My teenaged son is currently reading it too. Spent most of the New Year holiday trying to get friends to buy it!

Geekster Thu 03-Jan-13 17:33:24

It's on my long to be read list, I got it for 20p on my kindle.

BrummieBelle Wed 02-Jan-13 17:28:39

I've just started reading this for my Book Club and am finding it very sweet so far. Now just need to think of more insightful things than that to say about it at our meeting!

indigotweets Fri 31-Aug-12 00:14:35

Missing it already!

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