Wow, I’m so glad I read this book! I picked it out of a giant box filled with stories of murder and gore (really not my thing) and the titled grabbed me instantly. Jonas Jonasson, the Swedish author wastes no time, grabbing the reader by the neck and pulling them headfirst into an (unbelievable) tale of Allan Karlsson, who decides on his 100th birthday to make a run for it (so to speak) from the old age home and find himself a new adventure (which he certainly does when he gets mixed up with a gang of criminals). If you are a historical purist, the novel may upset you somewhat as it traces Allan Karlssons extraordinary influence over events of the 20th century. It is written in a jovial, amiable style that will make you feel like you’re on-the-run with a group of friends. It’s one of those laugh-out-loud must reads! Waste no time and pair with something light and delectable, like the Phizantekraal Sauvignon Blanc, which I enjoyed thoroughly with its long lasting finish and delectable notes of gooseberry, as lovely and entertaining as this book!