Pocket Review - The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, Jonas Jonasson
From the author of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared comes a picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching-even global-consequences On June 14, 2007, the king and the prime minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the royal castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill, but the truth is different.
Read for this month's face to face bookclub, it was one of those books that happily divided the group. Light and fun, some liked and some were bored. Have to admit I was in the like group finding this amusing and slightly silly on one level, and actually a bit of a morality play on another. Full of lovely little cameo's, odd little highways and byways and things that made me everything from smile to laugh out loud. Still tickled by the idea of Agent B and Nombeko standing at police lines, watching a warehouse burn down, with a nuclear bomb in a crate on a trailer parked on the other side of the road - okay so it made me laugh :)