- Author Jonas Jonasson
I was keen to read this as I enjoyed the previous two books by JJ, but if I’m honest, this one didn’t quite live up to its predecessors. It’s a similar concept, in which characters get up to a number of different mischievous adventures either through their own plotting and planning, or simply through being in the wrong/right place at the wrong/right time.
I quite liked the odd things that these characters got up to but what was missing for me was a connection with them. They didn’t seem all that sympathetic, and it was hard to care one way or the other when they were generally being quite selfish and thoughtless.
But perhaps I’m overthinking it. Perhaps it’s not about liking the characters but just pondering what they represent. Pondering the meaning of it all.