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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Không nhớ rõ nữa, xin lỗi) vì "meaning of it all" rất liên quan tới phần cuối câu chuyện và thông điệp của cả cuốn sách! And then he meets a receptionist at a 1-star hotel and a female Protestant vicar who happens to be an atheist. Whilst a lot of the things that I loved in Jonasson's other novels were present - quirky personalities, happy coincidences and a lot of heart - the moral compass of this tale was way off. Later on, Hitman Anders, the receptionist and the priest are on the run from a group of mobsters they’ve swindled out of millions of kroner. It has some very funny moments and how it plays with significant events of 20th century history is great.

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). They even learn to be more environmentally friendly, as well as more frugal and less grasping without practical justification.Recently it was all “we have to have ‘girl’ or ‘woman’ in the title”, and then there are these weird long titles if your book is quirky and comedic in any way.

Perhaps she, sometimes reminiscent of pre-Counter-Reformation indulgence-sellers, or fraudulent televangelists, is meant to symbolise negative aspects of the church in a country where people still pay taxes to it, and where freedom of religion was made legal much later than in Britain.

In an ironic aside in Chapter 57, the narrator acknowledges this lack of plot progression when he comments, “In some sense, one could say that they [the two main characters] were back in the vicinity of Chapter 16 of this story,” but making a joke about this absence of forward progression doesn’t make it ok. It’s easy and it’s been done people, move on or else have something original to say about it, which Jonasson doesn’t. Instead of laughing out loud, my eyebrows worked overtime as I became more and more annoyed by the plot and characters. As testament to Jonasson's breezy style, the opening chapter gives us the full life-story (including family history) of our first protagonist; a receptionist lumbered through circumstance with the somewhat silly name of Per Persson - ". I was surprised to see it set out so boldly at the end, but this always felt like a novel which had had problems and editorial salvage attempts.

Hitman Anders has been having a problem with drugs and alcohol most of his life, making him quite violent and earning him a few prison sentences.

And once again there is that curiously flippant way of describing dark and painful events, no matter who they affect, which makes classic British understatement look like Italian melodrama. Anyway it's the story of a hitman (duh), a quick-witted lapsed lady priest, and a misanthropist male receptionist.

Allan Karlsson’s unworldliness meant he could get away with sometimes doing the wrong thing and still be likeable. Overall: diverting enough if you want a well-written farce to dip in and out of and don't mind the lack of a strong linear plot. The honour within the book is at times laugh out loud funny and is certainly having a go at the Catholic religion. This time a recently freed hitman who refuses to kill any more teams up with a homeless receptionist and an athiest priest to make their fortune only maiming people. Unlike Jonas Jonasson's other novel, this one didn't manage to impress me and I even thought about DNFing it at some points.When they go to live cheaply on an island in Gotland and wreak environmental havoc in the process, they lose all remaining appeal. Contemporary light reading is so often based in one of a handful of genres, and Nombeko’s zany, farcical adventures were an enjoyable exception just as Allan Karlsson’s had been in The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.



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