- Author Jonas Jonasson
I loved Jonasson’s first book and really enjoy the style of his writing so I was over the moon to read this book. It carries on in the familiar pattern, a lowly character at the start of the story goes through a series of bizarre events and ends up having an impact on a major figure in the end.
The style is so well woven, I find it really fun to read. It’s kind of abstract, and it feels like we’re reading about these people from a great distance - yet some areas are quite detailed whereas others are vague. The moments of humour often creep out of nowhere and surprise you, which makes it even better.
I can’t say too much about the story without spoiling it, but it’s amazing how such an implausible plot can be so believable when broken down into its smaller moments. Highly recommended.