Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"A brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden, a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Ecco,, 2016
ISBN: 9780062458179
0062458175
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Willson-Broyles, Rachel - Translator

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1_Great_Book
Oct 24, 2016

Typically Jonas Jonasson - I enjoy his tongue in cheek sense of humour. This was a far out adventure and I loved every turn it took.

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Ange_X
Sep 03, 2016

Personally, I did not enjoy this book. In fact, I put it down about halfway through due to the lack of development in plot. Honestly, my expectations for this novel was also rather high as Jonasson wrote many other popular books. However, I found this one dry and bland.

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GLNovak
Jul 10, 2016

This is a book you will either love or be so-so about. It continues the odd, quirky, 'and then this happened' style of his first book "The 100-year-old man who climbed out of the Window and Disappeared". I struggled through that one, feeling it was getting just too long and too ridiculous. I thought to try again, and found this book to be very much the same. However, I approached it with the attitude that this is a 'Fargo' in print. That did the trick. I cannot imagine Sweden having even one of these characters as a resident citizen but what do I know. Swedish entrepreneurs in a very unique business may be the norm there. Oddball black humour abounds in this novel, and although probably a bit too long, the story ends on just the right note of the meaning of it all. I wish I could rate it between three and four stars as it was pretty good in the imagination department but still a bit too off the wall for me.

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debbiesargeant
Jun 06, 2016

Read half but couldn't finish. Was hoping it was going to get better but was very dissappointed. Not nearly as good as the 100 Year Old Man ............

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