Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

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Both the lack of character development, the uncredible/poor plot and the fact that this story isn't funny at all unfortunately just made me feel really disappointed by this book in general.

While The Hundred-Year-Old Man was interesting, fast-paced and laugh-out-loud hilarious, Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All was simply painful to read. Among the early signs was Per describing Johanna as the strangest woman he’d ever met: a way of saying to the reader, “No, it’s not just you”. 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. I got The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared as a present from my husband when it came out as I’d been commenting on what a great cover and title it was.It's main characters are a hitman who enjoys breaking legs and various other limbs for money, until he starts reading the Bible; a woman priest sacked from her job who doesn't believe in God but has a brilliant brain for business, and a male receptionist at the hotel where the hitman is staying after release from prison for the nth time. He is the author of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared , The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden , and Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All . Fast-paced and sparky, the novel follows these bizarre but loveable characters on their quest to create a New Church, with all of Sweden’s gangsters hunting them. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders' "missions.

But towards the end of the novel, Anders finally gets put away when he assaults a guy from the government – I guess that’s the line in the sand? Jonasson’s worlds may not contain elves, but they are still fantastical and require some suspension of disbelief; Johanna required too much and was more plot device than person. Lucidni akteri ( dosta karakternih paralela sa likovima iz knjige prethodnice, apsurdisticki zaplet, road trip.

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I read The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared a few years ago – in Spanish I might add. When Hitman Anders turns to religion, the lucrative business is in danger, and the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick. They had quite a lot of money before they started the church - so second time round, they were punching down. Events were rolling along nicely until about half way through when the plot began to run in circles. Killer-for-hire Anders is fresh out of prison and trying to keep his head down when he meets two unlikely new business partners at a 1-star hotel: one, an atheist former Protestant vicar fired from her church, and the other the hotel's receptionist, the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire.I’d been apprehensive about Jonasson’s previous book, The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, with its heroine from Soweto, and a title in several European languages that translated as “The Illiterate Who Saved the King of Sweden”. The three get together and put together a very unusual business plan that is supposed to make them all very rich.

I’m not religious at all and firmly believe religion does more harm than good but I’m extremely bored with people pointing and laughing at Christianity. It’s also a commentary on faith and whether it has any sustaining purpose or whether it’s just a numbing sop to make people feel slightly better about their miserable lives. With Hitman Anders fresh out of prison and wishing to start a new life that is until he meets a female vicar and a receptionist at a 1-star hotel, between them they decided to cook up a very unusual business plan. Funny, witty and just when you think you know where he's going he throws in a twist that keeps you flipping the page.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 one star hotel (who happens to be currently homeless). The authorial voice mysteriously backing Per and Johanna, regardless of their actions, kept me on side to an extent, but this sort of beach read novel needs a touch more outright likeability; the second, more nefarious scheme is short on that: After a business strategy based on the assault of people who were, in the best case, not entirely innocent, the priest and the receptionist had steered onto the new track of swindling money out of those whose hearts were full of faith, hope, love and generosity, and whose circulatory systems, just to be safe, had been filled with wine.

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