Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: London, England, 4th Estate,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780008155575
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Willson-Broyles, Rachel - Translator


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VaughanPLDavidB Jun 04, 2018

There's only one word needed to describe this novel: absurd.

Oct 24, 2016

Typically Jonas Jonasson - I enjoy his tongue in cheek sense of humour. This was a far out adventure and I loved every turn it took.

Sep 03, 2016

Personally, I did not enjoy this book. In fact, I put it down about halfway through due to the lack of development in plot. Honestly, my expectations for this novel was also rather high as Jonasson wrote many other popular books. However, I found this one dry and bland.

Jul 10, 2016

This is a book you will either love or be so-so about. It continues the odd, quirky, 'and then this happened' style of his first book "The 100-year-old man who climbed out of the Window and Disappeared". I struggled through that one, feeling it was getting just too long and too ridiculous. I thought to try again, and found this book to be very much the same. However, I approached it with the attitude that this is a 'Fargo' in print. That did the trick. I cannot imagine Sweden having even one of these characters as a resident citizen but what do I know. Swedish entrepreneurs in a very unique business may be the norm there. Oddball black humour abounds in this novel, and although probably a bit too long, the story ends on just the right note of the meaning of it all. I wish I could rate it between three and four stars as it was pretty good in the imagination department but still a bit too off the wall for me.

Jun 06, 2016

Read half but couldn't finish. Was hoping it was going to get better but was very dissappointed. Not nearly as good as the 100 Year Old Man ............

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