If you want to read a funny, slightly bizarre story, with a character not unlike Forrest Gump, then you will enjoy this.
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
The story is set in Sweden and is about the life and adventures of Allan Karlsson who on his hundredth birthday, decided not to stay for his own party and instead climbed out of the window of his old people’s home and disappeared. He then sets out on a journey involving a suitcase full of cash, criminals and several murders, all the while evading the police. The story is also interspersed with flashbacks of Allan’s life and how he managed to be in the right place at the wrong time and helped influence a number of events and changed the course of twentieth century history.
This book made me smile and chuckle throughout. A great feel good book, light entertainment, but one I would recommend.