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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She’s actually a near-genius intellect, it’s just that at the start of the book she hadn’t been to school). On the dust-jacket of the novel, words such "outrageously zany", "many laughs", a "comic delight", and "feel-good" are applied to it.

The basic premise is that Hitman Anders isn’t a very focused hitman, so Per and Johanna cook up a business where they market Anders’s services and manage the requests for retribution, while Hitman Anders fulfills the requests. I was expecting a farce and so didn't have any issues with the ludicrousness of events, but I can imagine some readers may find the continued and escalating daftness annoying. Nothing outright irritated me, nor did it feel like I was reading a bad book, but it wasn't really the book for me. While it starts well, and Jonasson’s third novel is perhaps a slight improvement on the second, the formula of zany characters in absurd situations has worn rather thin.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. However, towards the end of the story, I found it a little difficult to follow all the characters as there were too many gangsters. I should have been warned sufficiently by the low Goodreads rating, but I thought this would be one of those unpopular opinion books. At the centre of it all is a love story between the priest and the receptionist but this often takes second place to Hitman Ander rebirth as a kind of modern day Robin Hood.

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!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.

Jonas Jonasson làm mình nhớ tới giọng văn Hồ Anh Thái, cũng kiểu châm biếm vui đùa nhưng sâu xa và đầy ẩn ý. I know, it's supposed to make it sound oh so clever and all, but it just annoys me to no end because it sounds pretentious to me. Since I read The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared I have been a fan of Jonas Jonasson. 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). Anders’ sudden interest in religion might be good for his soul but it’s not good for business, and the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick.

not that it's impossible to be named Per Persson or, for that matter, Jonas Jonasson, but some might find it monotonous" - and a brief summary of the life and misfortunes of our titular Hitman, Johan Andersson. Seriously, take this first sentence: "Er, dessen Leben schon bald voll sein sollte von Tod und Gewalttaten, von Dieben und Gangstern, stand an der Rezeption eines der traurigsten Hotels von ganz Schweden und träumte vor sich hin.



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