Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

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Having loved Jonas Jonasson's previous tomes "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared" and "The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden" I was super excited to get my hands on his latest effort "Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All". He is the author of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden and Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All. De la numele personajelor, alese in asa fel incat sa aduca zâmbetul pe buze, până la acțiunile lor ieșite din comun la fel de amuzante si absurde. There’s a switch-around for Part Two, in which Hitman Anders becomes more sympathetic, and Per less so.

A story of God, organised crime and faith in which Hitman Anders, Sweden's most tattooed assassin finds God after meeting an atheist protestant priest and the receptionist of an hotel cum brothel. Both the priest and the receptionist start off OK: robbing gangsters and giving money to charity has a Robin Hood element about it (although the giving is instigated by the hitman, who has found Jesus). With Hitman Anders fresh out of prison and wishing to start a new life that is until he meets a female vicar and a receptionist at a 1-star hotel, between them they decided to cook up a very unusual business plan.L'idea finale che giustifica la copertina col Babbo Natale l'ho trovata carina, ma dopo quattrocento fastidiose pagine non mi ha dato comunque soddisfazione. From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared , 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. I read The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared a few years ago – in Spanish I might add. He’s sort of a PG-Hitman in that he breaks arms and legs but doesn’t kill anyone (though he has done in the past). not that it's impossible to be named Per Persson or, for that matter, Jonas Jonasson, but some might find it monotonous" - and a brief summary of the life and misfortunes of our titular Hitman, Johan Andersson.

Quirky and fun, it’s very much about the characters and how they react to each other rather than the plot that lagged at times. My wish for them to stop it without being punished too much was almost satisfied, though I still felt there was something missing. After the main characters had been introduced, it was a lot less funny, albeit not without the odd laugh.I’m not religious at all and firmly believe religion does more harm than good but I’m extremely bored with people pointing and laughing at Christianity. Hôm vào hiệu sách có liếc tựa Việt của cuốn này, và không thích chút nào việc dịch tựa đề là: Hitman Anders và đồng bọn (hay lũ đồng bọn nhỉ? Killer-for-hire Anders is fresh out of prison and trying to keep his head down when he meets two unlikely new business partners at a 1-star hotel: one, an atheist former Protestant vicar fired from her church, and the other the hotel's receptionist, the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire. The story is a commentary on the violence of modern life, from the psychological violence of growing up with an alcoholic parent who rejects you and sets the benchmark for your misanthropy to the actual violence of being an alcoholic pill popper whose tendency to violence while under the influence leads you to become a hitman. As wildly funny and unexpected as Jonasson's previous bestselling novels, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a zany, feel-good adventure story, tenderly and hilariously exploring belief, redemption, and the fact that it's never too late to start again.

He had inherited his moral compass from his father, the drunkard (who had abandoned his son for a bottle of cognac when the boy was two years old), and from his grandfather, the horse dealer, a man who had dosed his foals with precise amounts of arsenic from birth onwards so that they would grow used to the poison and be in tip-top shape not only on the day of sale but, in slowly declining degrees, on the days, weeks and months after that. Overall: diverting enough if you want a well-written farce to dip in and out of and don't mind the lack of a strong linear plot.

I was surprised to see it set out so boldly at the end, but this always felt like a novel which had had problems and editorial salvage attempts. Umorul este bun, dialogurile savuroase, iar povestea atât de absurda încât nu îți vine să crezi și totuși parca este o radiografie a societății în care trăim. Along the way, it explores the consequences of fanaticism, the sensationalist press, the entrepreneurial spirit and straightforward human stupidity—and underlying all of it, the tenuous hope that it’s never too late to start again. I am giving this book 4 stars because I really needed a hilarious read to save me from a potential reading slump!



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