Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd. (Paperback)Jonas Jonasson (author)
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From the author of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared comes a hilarious story of retribution inflicted upon one truly obnoxious Mr Alderheim, whose wronged young ex-wife and maltreated son decide to hire a specialist to arrange their payback.
Victor Alderheim has a lot to answer for. Not only has he heartlessly tricked his young ex-wife, Jenny, out of her art gallery inheritance, but he has also abandoned his son, Kevin, to die in the middle of the Kenyan savanna.
It doesn't occur to Victor that Kevin might be rescued and adopted by a Maasai medicine man, or that he might be expected to undergo the rituals expected of all new Maasai warriors - which have him running back to Stockholm as fast as you can say circumcision without anaesthetic.
Back in Stockholm, Kevin's path crosses with Jenny's - and they have an awful lot to talk about, not least a shared desire to get even with Victor. So it's convenient when they run into a man selling revenge services, who has an ingenious idea involving Victor's cellar, a goat, some forged paintings, four large boxes of sex toys, and a kilo of flour ...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
'This novel zips along' - The Sunday Times
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“Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd”
This is another 3 and a half star book rounded up for the bonkers-ness contained within.
It's all able revenge - well the title gives that away. Revenge on Victor for wronging both his ex-wife and abandoned son.... More
“A delightfully quirky adventure”
My thanks to 4th Estate HarperVia for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd’ by Jonas Jonasson in exchange for an honest review. It was translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
In 2012 I... More
A book that gets better the more you read. It's the first Johansson book I have read. It has a quirky humour that took me a while to enjoy. I nearly gave up at 30% read but I'm glad I stuck with it. It... More
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