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Then his life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a female Protestant vicar who also happens to be an atheist , and a homeless rece A madcap new novel from the 1 internationally bestselling author of The Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Hitman Anders, recently out of prison, is doing small jobs for the big gangsters. Then his life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a female Protestant vicar who also happens to be an atheist , and a homeless receptionist at a former brothel which is now a one-star hotel.
In conversations with the vicar, he turns to Jesus and, against all odds, Jesus answers him! When Hitman Anders turns to religion, the lucrative business is in danger, and the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Any insight as to whether Jonasson's mojo is running out of mo? First book was an absolute hoot, the second one not so much. Does his absurdist schtick return to form on 3? Steve Atkinson I have to agree. While I totally enjoyed "the year old man" and liked his "girl who saved the King of Sweden", I found this time the magic wore of …more I have to agree.
While I totally enjoyed "the year old man" and liked his "girl who saved the King of Sweden", I found this time the magic wore off.
Perhaps it's something lost in the translation from Swedish to English but this time it didn't work. Per mi el millor dels tres!!! Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 03, John Martin rated it it was amazing. Some people would hate this novel.
So the writer of this book, Jonas Jonasson, is in good company indeed. I knew from the start I was going to like this book. It takes black comedy to new heights. It takes the funny bone and gives it a damn good thrashing. I suspect the author delivers some Some people would hate this novel. I suspect the author delivers some underlying messages about the meaning of it all.
I know this though: the book should come with a warning about drinking any kind of beverage, especially Moldovan red wine, when reading Hitman Anders, lest liquid come out of your nose, when you snort at the one of the many funny, clever sentences. This reminds me of Joseph Heller too.
I loved most of the characters. They are caricatures for sure, but I could picture most of them. The book moves along at a fair pace and there are twists and turns.
So why would anyone hate the book? I suspect the violence might offend some. The Bible certainly comes in for ridicule. View all 3 comments. A dim-witted thug called Hitman Anders is taken advantage of by a receptionist and a priest as they advertise his criminal services in the papers and pocket a managerial fee. Then one day he discovers Jesus and gives up his wicked ways.
Whatever will the receptionist and the priest do for cash now? The novel is so very poorly plotted. Who knows. Now the gangsters can easily find them and guess what? They do! This is such a stupid story!! Speaking of the characters, none are especially well-written, interesting, or remotely convincing.
Maybe when Anders becomes pastor of his church Jonasson is saying organized religion is run by crooks? This unfunny supposed satire cum crime novel has nothing clever to say about any of its chosen subjects and, far from being entertaining or amusing, is deeply irritating and boring. View 2 comments. Like paper that has been recycled too many times it has lost its integrity. None of the characters were in any way relate-able, which isn't always a bad thing, but in this case it just meant that the poorly structured plot stood out, rather than hiding behind quirky but amusing personalities.
This book was a disappointment, but it doesn't tarnish my enjoyment of his other work. He is in my view is one of the best humor writers in Scandinavia at the moment.
This book has a very similar humor as was in The Hundred Year Old Man, but somehow the scale of it is much smaller. It's not a globe-trotting affair, but sticks to Sweden completely. Even so it works on the same principle, a certain kind of "unusual" heroes, and a wildly improbable plot. All of which made me laugh out loud quite often, which must be a good thing for a humor book to do. In fact there was a little longer between laughs in this one, but I still enjoyed it very much. But it is good enough for me to wait for the next book impatiently.
I suspect I will read everything that comes from this author in the near future. I just like him that much. 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. That is until Anders finds Jesus. And the paragraphs introducing hapless naif Per Persson are are as typically, amusingly Jonasson as anything in the author's hit debut The Hundred Year Old Man , creating absurd levity from a crummy situation: his destructive family, and his job manning reception at a run-down former brothel, now a budget hotel popular with ex-cons and other shady sorts - and the character's everyman name works even better in English.
I thought I was really going to like Hitman Anders despite the unpromising 3. I was braced for crass, unintentional racism, but it was more or less fine, and also a lot of fun. For certain values of fine that I was likely to notice, not having a detailed knowledge of the place behind the news: black South African readers may disagree.
Sounds great. And once again there is that curiously flippant way of describing dark and painful events, no matter who they affect, which makes classic British understatement look like Italian melodrama. I like it, and it makes me feel a little more stoic whilst reading, even whilst I imagine it may offend or bewilder some other readers.
The book has some significant flaws, however. After the main characters had been introduced, it was a lot less funny, albeit not without the odd laugh.
Maybe every thirty to fifty pages. One of those main characters never quite came together: agnostic, money-grubbing priest Johanna Kjellerman, somewhat sympathetic thanks to her tyrannical minister father who resembled a sketch from a Bergman or Dreyer film.
The acknowledgements mention editor Anna 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. Perhaps she, sometimes reminiscent of pre-Counter-Reformation indulgence-sellers, or fraudulent televangelists, is meant to symbolise negative aspects of the church in a country where people still pay taxes to it, and where freedom of religion was made legal much later than in Britain.
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.
But can see fewer Anglo-American than Swedish readers taking to it. The authorial voice mysteriously backing Per and Johanna, regardless of their actions, kept me on side to an extent, but this sort of beach read novel needs a touch more outright likeability; the second, more nefarious scheme is short on that: view spoiler [ After a business strategy based on the assault of people who were, in the best case, not entirely innocent, the priest and the receptionist had steered onto the new track of swindling money out of those whose hearts were full of faith, hope, love and generosity, and whose circulatory systems, just to be safe, had been filled with wine.
They had quite a lot of money before they started the church - so second time round, they were punching down.
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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All by Jonas Jonasson Kupte knihu hitman anders and the meaning of it all od jonas jonasson, rachel willson-broyles na martinus. Reviewed by: toriaz category: fiction general date read: 22 january Hitman anders is fresh out of prison and trying to keep his head down when he meets a female protestant vicar who happens to be an atheist and a receptionist at a 1-star hotel who happens to be currently homeless. Hitman anders and the meaning of it all by jonas jonasson paperback title: hitman anders and the meaning of it all format: paperback type: book edition: paperback original publisher: fourth estate uk release date: language: english isbn
Hitman Anders is fresh out of prison and trying to keep his head down when he meets a female Protestant vicar who happens to be an atheist and a receptionist at a 1-star hotel who happens to be currently homeless. Together they cook up an idea for a very unusual business that s going to make them all a fortune but then all of a sudden and to everyone s surprise, Anders finds Jesus Anders sudden interest in religion might be good for his soul but it s not good for business, and the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick.
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