By Jonas Jonasson
Allan wordt a hundred en dat wordt groots gevierd in het bejaardentehuis, behalve dan dat de jarige het op zijn heupen krijgt en kort voordat het feest losbarst, vertrekt. De tijd die hem relaxation kan hij beter besteden, vindt hij en hij klimt uit het raam en verdwijnt. Pers en burgemeester hebben het nakijken. Allan is een nuchter kind dat weinig tot geen angst kent en die verder niet al te lang stilstaat bij zijn beslissingen, maar advert hoc handelt en het avontuur op zijn hoogbejaarde leeftijd niet schuwt. Met alle gevolgen van dien. De vaart houdt hij er in elk geval in, wish vanaf het second dat hij het bejaardentehuis verlaat, wordt De 100-jarige guy die uit het raam klom en verdween een soort roadtrip waarbij de lezer de memorabele avonturen van de 100-jarige meemaakt - zo enable hij even op een koffer voor iemand die maar niet terugkomt en dus gaat de koffer mee de bus in, maar er blijkt enorm veel (maffia)geld in te zitten, hetgeen woeste achtervolgingen tot gevolg heeft -, ook verzamelt Allan een bonte membership figuren om zich heen in een zwaan-kleef-aaneffect. Tegelijkertijd passeren de memorabele momenten uit zijn leven én die van de twintigste-eeuwse geschiedenis de revue, met Allan als wel heel bijzonder gezelschap.
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So, er, what were the jumps, these jumps you mentioned,” he went on to say as quickly as he could. “Look, this is my sister, I don’t even know why I’m talking to you about—” “Okay, I’m sorry. Perhaps you’d better let me out. This is…” At the moment he said it, it became impossible, because the storm which had passed them by suddenly erupted again. Lightning belted through the sky, and someone seemed to be pouring something which closely resembled the Atlantic Ocean over them, through a sieve. Russell swore and steered intently for a few seconds as the sky blattered at them.
He tested this theory by turning them off briefly, but as it turned out the visibility did get quite a lot worse. It just failed to get better again when he turned them back on. In fact one of the wiper blades began to flap off. Swish swish swish flop swish swish flop swish swish flop swish flop swish flop flop flap scrape. He pounded his steering wheel, kicked the floor, thumped his cassette player until it suddenly started playing Barry Manilow, thumped it until it stopped again, and swore and swore and swore and swore and swore.
Arthur whirled round in his seat and stared into her suddenly open but utterly vacant eyes. Whatever she was looking at wasn’t in the car. Her eyes fluttered, her head jerked once, and then she was sleeping peacefully. ” he asked anxiously. ” “This what? How the heck should I know? This hedgehog, that chimney pot, the other pair of Don Alfonso’s tweezers. ” Arthur tried to say it as matter-of-factly as possible but it didn’t seem to work. “Look, buster…” “Okay, I’m sorry. It’s none of my business.