Thursday, February 5, 2015


Sometimes I just can't wait for a particular book to hit my local library shelves. Tight-wad that I am --but betting on the come -- I paid the grandiose sum of $0.99 for a certain Kindle download from Amazon.  (I have learned that was a one-time/one-day special; the cost is currently just under $11 for the  download.) I got my money's worth, and then some!

I had read the author's first novel (this is the second but I hope not the last) upon the recommendation of Arkansas Patti (The New Sixty) and enjoyed it immensely. I was happy to write to her a few weeks ago about discovering that there was a second novel, even though I had not yet started reading it. 

The story is described by one reviewer as "picaresque," and that it is; every one of its 433 pages contains some quirk that will leave you smiling, laughing out loud, or in sheer wonderment at the twists and turns of the plot.

For sensible reviews, may I refer you to Amazon, and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson, author of the very successful The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (also recommended by yours truly) .

I do hope Mr. Jonasson is working on a third novel that will be completed and translated before I can no longer read (may that be a long time coming.)

Tomorrow is also a day.


Arkansas Patti said...

Phooey, I missed the 99 cent special and I am also tight with my coins. I really enjoyed the first book and am line at the library for the second one. So glad you liked it.
I don't worry about not being able to read anymore. Kindle will read to you if you ask it. The voice is a bit robotic but easy to follow and beats the alternative. I use it sometimes when my eyes are tired.

rhymeswithplague said...

I mentioned you in my blog today, q.v.!