just finished 100 yr old man and loved it! what next?

(12 Posts)
ihatethecold Tue 16-Oct-12 13:43:46

I loved the 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared..

i struggle to get into books but this was great. very cleverly written.

am trying to get into the book thief now but not loving it.
any recommendations.

yani Tue 16-Oct-12 14:37:25

Are you in my book club??! We've just read that too smile
I was laughing out loud at the synopsis of events given at the farmhouse.

BackOnceAgainWithLoopyLoops Tue 16-Oct-12 14:38:25

Me too, loved it too.

MaureenCognito Tue 16-Oct-12 15:50:31

you then need to read
gone girl
or where dya go bernadette
or even better harold fry

all good

bernadette particularly good

skinmysunshine Tue 16-Oct-12 15:58:37

Agree with Maureen, Bernadette is fabulous.

ihatethecold Tue 16-Oct-12 16:46:12

Lovely. Will look into bernadette.
Any others?

ClareisMee Fri 01-Feb-13 11:38:52

This was such a fab book, too short!!
I loved the structure of this story and enjoyed the book so much more than One Day.
Hopefully theu will make a better job of a film, One day was rubbish!
Who should play the centurian???!

I really, really don't get this book. The language and style seemed childlike to me, it reminded me of The boy in the Striped Pajamas. I wondered whether the translation was a factor.

DuchessofMalfi Wed 06-Feb-13 17:30:22

I finished reading it a couple of days ago, and loved it too. The style is simplistic, and naive, hence the child-like feel to it at times. A review I read somewhere likened it to Forrest Gump, and that's probably about right.

I agree with you Clare a film of it would be great. No idea who would play Allan though grin

We just read it for OUR book club <<squints to see if I recognise any of you lot>> and we are on Harold Fry next up!

hackmum Sat 09-Feb-13 11:00:53

I recently finished the 100 year old man and loved it. I think it's so original though that you won't find anything else like it.

The language is deliberately simple and deadpan because to act as a satirical contrast to the terrible events it describes.

DuchessFanny Sat 09-Feb-13 11:05:02

hmmmmm, are you all in my book club ? We are reading it for our next meet up, but honestly it's taking me 100 years to read it ( see what i did there ?!)

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