Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson’s trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never to late to start over—and to discover ...

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062458183

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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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. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers—a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison—accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders’ “missions.” 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. Suddenly, they’re making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they’ve built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders’ newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson’s trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never to late to start over—and to discover what truly matters.

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson’s trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never to late to start over—and to discover ...

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780062458179

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers—a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison—accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders’ “missions.” 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. Suddenly, they’re making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they’ve built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders’ newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson’s trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never to late to start over—and to discover what truly matters.

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man

The hysterical, clever, and unforgettable sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062838563

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The hysterical, clever, and unforgettable sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. He's back. Even older. Even funnier. It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harboring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un. Yikes! Soon Allan and Julius are at the center of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Needless to say, things are about to get very, very complicated. Another hilarious, witty, and entertaining novel from bestselling author Jonas Jonasson that will have readers howling out-loud at the escapades and misfortunes of its beloved hundred-year-old hero Allan Karlsson and his irresistible sidekick Julius.

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

... a man's frustrated ambition to overthrow the king of Sweden.... The rest of the
world will chuckle all the way through it.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
HITMAN ANDERS AND THE MEANING OF IT ALL A Novel. Also By Jonas
Jonasson.

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401304397

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The international publishing sensation--over six million copies sold worldwide! A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it's not too late to start over . . . After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden A Novel by Jonas Jonasson Conversation Starters

This book idea eventually became Jonasson's first novel and four years later,
Jonasson released his second novel, The Girl ... Jonasson wrote and released
his third novel, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All. His first novel was
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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden: by Jonas Jonasson | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden follows the life of Nombeko Mayeki, a young, black girl living in a poor village in South Africa during the apartheid. Nombeko's life ends up being much different than the life of a typical girl in Soweto. Instead of dying early due to the poor conditions around her, eventually, she takes a job cleaning the house of an engineer and becomes his chief adviser in a secret mission to make atomic bombs. As the story continues, she finds herself in Sweden. To her surprise, she ends up in possession of a seventh bomb that was never supposed to have been made. Now, Nombeko must find a way to get rid of the bomb and save the King and the rest of the planet. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden was nominated in 2014 for the Specsavers National Book Award for International Author of the Year. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Intl

A picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, from the author of the bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared In a tiny shack in the largest ...

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780062405418

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

A wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, author of the internationally bestselling The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born.

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9781443431606

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, author of the internationally bestselling The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at ten, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just fifteen, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse . . . Nombeko ends up the prisoner of an incompetent engineer in a research facility working on South Africa's secret nuclear arsenal. Yet the unstoppable girl pulls off a daring escape to Sweden, where she meets twins named Holger One and Holger Two, who are carrying out a mission to bring down the Swedish monarchy . . . by any means necessary. Nombeko's life ends up hopelessly intertwined with the lives of the twins, and when the twins arrange to kidnap the Swedish king and prime minister, it is up to our unlikely heroine to save the day--and possibly the world. In this wild romp, Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power while telling a charming and hilarious story along the way. In the satirical voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, Jonasson gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can have sweeping--even global--consequences.

Sweet Sweet Revenge LTD

As he’s done in his previous novels, Jonas Jonasson acts as a travel guide through time, drops in a few lessons on colonialism and art history, and pokes fun at capitalism and the artworld, with plenty of laughs along the way.

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0063072173

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The beloved author of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared returns with an enchanting adventure that skewers the greed and hypocrisy that dominates our time and holds lessons about what’s truly important in life. Meet Ole Mbatian Jr., a Maasai warrior; Kevin, his sort-of-son; Agneta, a wronged and penniless ex-wife; and Johan, an unscrupulous Stockholm ad-man whose company specializes in revenge services. As Agneta and Kevin seek revenge against the gallery owner who has wronged them, this madcap, funny and philosophical novel takes off on a madcap journey that spans five continents and whirls around a colorful cast of characters, including a goat called Molly and the Pope. As he’s done in his previous novels, Jonas Jonasson acts as a travel guide through time, drops in a few lessons on colonialism and art history, and pokes fun at capitalism and the artworld, with plenty of laughs along the way.

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The only problem is that he’s still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his vodka consumption).

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 9781443419109

Category: Escapes

Page: 400

View: 878

"After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A celebration is in the works, but Allan isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey."--from inside front cover.

100 Year Old Man

The only problem is that he’s still in good health, and one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption).

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9781443450447

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The international publishing sensation—over two million copies sold A reluctant centenarian with a life much like Forrest Gump’s (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it’s not too late to start over . . . After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health, and one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey. It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, he has actually played a key role in them. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.

I Hired A Hitman

She seems to shrink in my shadow, but she gets my meaning, and she nods. “I
guess it's easy to ignore things like that when you're not looking hard enough.” “
That's what all of New York City does every day,” I say. “Contract killers, enforcers
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Author: Alexis Abbott

Publisher: Pathforgers Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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I Am A Hitman

It made us bond even more quickly and I liked the way she never made me feel
bad about anything. It was ... We'd fallen in love with love, or with an image of a
person who had all the traits and characteristics we thought we craved. And my ...
I hoped that being a parent would give my life some real meaning for the first time
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Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group

ISBN: 1787396045

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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The unbelievable account of life as a hitman from a man who has been doing it for decades. Hitmen commit heinous crimes virtually every day of the week and, in most instances, we don't even realise. I've been a killer for hire for more than twenty years now, but life as a fulltime professional assassin has never been easy. There have been close calls, failed attempts and a lot of looking over my shoulder. And now, I've decided to come clean and seek atonement for my life as a murderer and one of the most covertly dangerous men alive. This is an account of a life lived between our world and a shadowy underworld of criminals... a life lived under the radar of the law... a life lived in death. This is the story of my life as a hitman.

Film Review

It starts out as the recent Gerry and staying with All the while Alex ( Frost ) and
Eric just an ordinary day . his indie roots , Van Sant ' s new ( Deulen ) are calmly
preparing to gun movie is an artsy study of a US high them all down . hand -
ringing or finger ... Pia finds little mannered her hitman , the revealing the motive
for the death but its rough - and - ' A post - modern ... charmer confused about the
true meaning of the Garden of Eden , and Moura ' s scar almost does his acting
for him .

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Tribune

In this surreal world , questions such as “ Is their employer playing games with
them ? " or " What ' s it all mean ? ... Lee Evans as Gus is clearly uneasy as the
junior hitman , and his grimaces testify to his discomfort and anguish . Behind the
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The Granite Monthly

In it man rises from the individual interpret the meaning of his social relations to
the universal , and for the first time ... value It is not extravagant to say the schools
are lies in their use as instruments and incidents doing more for this all round
training of the in the development of the soul . ... own indwelling : —President
B. L. W'hitman Scientific and technical colleges appeal to of Colby University .
those who ...

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Saturday Review

... has noted : " Like Tindall , distinguished critic , a member of Columbia
University's English DeWhitman , Anderson begins , and ends , with himself . ...
It's going to happen to all of us , large and small , " predicts Director MioJohn
Lewis Longley , Jr.'s The Trage drag Muntyan . ... John Hosper's Meaning and
say by Clarence Brown on the Russian port Gogh's letters , and Leon Battista
Alberti's Truth in the ...

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Liberty

While each of these license plates is more or less offensive to me they also have
more than one potential meaning . ... And HITMAN ? Saying hello to a college
buddy - HI TMAN ? Probably not , but still free speech is supposed to be free ...
We pay for it all the time — in large and small ways — by tolerating the racist , the
pornographer , DA 8 DEBE • VERMONT and the generally offensive speaker . . . .
So.

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Time Out Film Guide

This Icelandic odyssey reveals Japanese star Nagase unconventional priest ,
Gannon and Gleeson . ... to be a screen actor of deceptive skill and accents infect
Winstone and Atkins in roles innumerable as the hitman ' s employer ) . ... weight
than it can bare , at least Mann ' s close attention to detail makes it all credible to
perform authentic funeral rites for his ... On holiday in South America , Russell
tries to tell interludes : not only opaque , in visibility and meaning , but and a
greater ...

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The Critic

A Colonial Vista , " “ Some hold that Art means utter dulness and strict elimination
by F. H. W. , is a notice of Miss Wharton's “ Through Colonial of every source of
interest . ... But these are not to be reached by ingenious exWhitman laid great
stress upon physiology and a due care of ... I thought it all the more significant in
this case , because Whitman AMERICAN LITERARY CRITICISM laid such stress
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Behind the Pink Curtain

Further similarities are evident in the plot , which , in reference to the star of
Suzuki's film , features a hitman going ... Any meaning to it all is highly elusive ,
but as with Suzuki's film , there is clearly some method behind the onscreen
madness .

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Category: Erotic films

Page: 415

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Takes the reader on a wild joy ride deep into the hinterlands of Japanese culture, society and radical politics by way of the weird and wonderful world of the country's distinctive sex film movements. Focusing on one of the most notorious secrets of Japanese filmmaking, the erotic Pink Film (or pinku eiga) genre, Behind the Pink Curtain features numerous interviews with leading figures in the field and offers an exhaustive, yet colourful, trawl through Japan's most vibrant and prolific film sector.