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.

AlaskaNebraska Wed 15-Aug-12 23:02:26


chirpchirp Wed 15-Aug-12 23:21:33

Thanks for the recommendation looks fun.

Shakey1500 Wed 15-Aug-12 23:26:15

I read it on holiday, really enjoyed it. As did my BIL, DH grin

A refreshing change.

indigotweets Sat 25-Aug-12 21:50:59

halfway through and loving it as is dp

Trixidoll Mon 27-Aug-12 20:55:18

Love love loved this book - a must read.

zandy Mon 27-Aug-12 21:01:29

I've got it on kindle. Soon as I've read Agatha Raisin I'll be on it.

iMoustacheYouAQuestion Mon 27-Aug-12 21:01:34

Been waiting for something to catch my eye after giving up on the awfullness that is 50 shades of shit. Just ordered this - so thankyou grin.

halfnhalf Tue 28-Aug-12 07:23:14

I think you're right - I was in Waterstones, wondering what to buy, when a total stranger (not an employee) almost insisted that I bought it. Unfortunately I bought The Song of Achilles instead.

indigotweets Fri 31-Aug-12 00:13:01

Just finished it. Very funny, life affirming and also rather informative about modern history! A great read.

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

Missing it already!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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

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

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

Agree completely. Lovely entertaining read. Highly recommend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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!)

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