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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

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I’d heard good things about this author’s previous books but I was very disappointed with his latest, pitiful effort – I won’t be looking for more novels from the hacky Jonas Jonasson and his dull writing. 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. While no author should just keep doing the same thing over and over again, to me this tale felt too far removed from Jonasson's previous style to have me falling in love with the characters. However, towards the end of the story, I found it a little difficult to follow all the characters as there were too many gangsters.

The book also contains Swedish politics which I found at times Boring and unnecessary and detracts from the storyline. Lucidni akteri ( dosta karakternih paralela sa likovima iz knjige prethodnice, apsurdisticki zaplet, road trip.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. Back at the hotel, he’s about to give this priest, Johanna Kjellander, the room next to the hitman, when a gangster-type drops in half the agreed fee for a job half done by the hitman.

But, whilst Johanna and Per both crave material wealth as a substitute for emotionally nurturing parents, I’m damned if I can see what any character other than Johanna is meant to symbolise individually - and besides, that sounds a bit high-concept for a Jonasson novel. They even learn to be more environmentally friendly, as well as more frugal and less grasping without practical justification. On his lunch break one day, he encounters a grubby, but very hungry priest who, despite her utter disgust with God and religion, tries to sell him a prayer. I’d been apprehensive about Jonasson’s previous book, The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, with its heroine from Soweto, and a title in several European languages that translated as “The Illiterate Who Saved the King of Sweden”.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). This dearth of story development, coupled with characters who – while initially pleasingly odd – aren’t particularly loveable or even interesting, meant the story failed to grip me. When they go to live cheaply on an island in Gotland and wreak environmental havoc in the process, they lose all remaining appeal. I had bigger expectations reading the summary in the back cover and even though it had its good moments in the whole I didn't find it satisfactory! But right now she has two things at her disposal: an envelope containing five thousand kronor, and an excellent idea .

I don’t have a problem with this: anyone who took Per Persson’s genetic heritage into account could find, if not an excuse, at least an explanation. Using the media's obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent's superb "skill," they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. One final warning should go to Christians who get upset by anyone poking gentle fun at their religion: steer well clear of this and The 100-Yr-Old-Man. 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. To access your ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose. 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. Citanje ove knjige ni mesec dana nakon Devojke koja je spasila kralja Svedske je otprilike bilo kao maraton gledanja Mocnih rendzera.

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.All in all, if you want to read a novel that doesn't take too much effort and, in a diverse way (considering the subject matter), does have a feel-good factor rather like watching a farce on television or in the theatre, then give this a go. It may not win the author many new fans, but has enough of the formula to satisfy those who really liked both his earlier novels.

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