The Reading Rush- Day 3

by abookormore

Sooooooo IDidn’tReadThatMuchTodayBecauseIHadWorkAndAlsoFeltReallyTiredAndLazy. But such is life.

I’m still on track though! I’m about 60% through The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson and I’m getting really into it now. If you’ve read The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, you know how wild and explansive Jonasson’s writing can be. It just takes a little to time to acclimatise to the… well, sheer nonsense.

In TGWSTKOS the main character is a girl named Nombeko who grows up in the slums of South Africa cleaning up sewage. It’s not long however, until her genius begins to shine and she winds up assisting in the development of nuclear warheads. 0 to 100. I’m absolutely loving her character and how she thinks her way out of the most bizarre situations.

On the flip side, we hear about a passionate, Swedish royalist turned vehement republican who raises his twin sons as if only one exists. This is, of course, in the hopes of bringing them up with the same diehard beliefs as himself. And funnily enough, these sons end up meeting with Nombeko when she finds herself on the run from the secret service.

Okay it turns out that this plot is basically impossible to explain, and if you’re not confused then maybe you should be.

In any case, it’s all good fun, with a healthy double-serving of insanity and a side of historical madness. I hope to finish it tomorrow and continue my pace of a book every 2 days.

Good luck to everyone else participating out there!