James Chapman

Nuclear Family

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

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Swedish journalist Jonas Jonasson’s second novel, The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, hurtles along with all the energy, pace and improbability of his first, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Jonasson doesn’t try anything different here, which is perhaps understandable given his debut’s extraordinary sale of eight million copies and the subsequent film deal.

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