The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

by Catherine Chiu

  • Things are what they are and whatever will be will be.
  • People insisted on being either one or the other.
  • The law often says one thing, while morality leads to a different conclusion, in his opinion, and he didn’t think he needed to look further than his own small-scale activities to find examples of how the law can be set to one side as long as you hold your head high.
  • Thus the Bible’s last two verses  plus the typographer’s extra verse were printed as:
    20. He who testifies to these things say, Surely I am coming quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
    21. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
    22. And they all lived happily ever after.
  • And the more I think about it, the more I think that we should just leave it at that, and you’ll see that things will turn out like they do, because that is what usually happens — almost always, in fact.
  • But what joyous thing lasts forever?
  • Benny asked The Beauty if she would marry him, to which she replied: Yes, damn it! Now straightaway!