The Hundred-Year-Old-Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
This month, Paul Gallagher gathers freelance writer and blogger Nicola Balkind and SBT's Head of Reader Development, Philippa Cochrane, to discuss Jonas Jonasson's bestselling novel, The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. The book, which details the hijinks of a centenarian who escapes from his old people's home, drew mixed reviews from our Twitter followers, with one saying it made them want to go on a romp of their own and another giving up on it entirely. What did our panel think? You'll have to listen to find out! The spirited discussion touches on the novel's dark comedy, the unexpected depths concealed (or not!) beneath the humourous surface and whether or not the book is intended as a satire--and if so, whether it's a successful one.
**Note: We experienced some technical difficulties during the recording, so you may hear some crackling noises at one point. We apologise for that.