Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All - Jonas Jonasson, Rachel Willson-Broyles

I've been planning to read The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window for years, but somehow never managed to. But when I was offered a review copy of Jonas Jonasson's third novel, it seemed a good chance to finally dive into the world I had heard so much about it.


Hitman Anders, just released from prison, is being exploited by a receptionist and a priest, until one day he finds Jesus and stops his former ways of killing/hurting people. As the receptionist and the priest are unhappy with the situation, (how are they going to make money now?) they need to come up with a new business model.


I've been reading some reviews of Hitman Anders and one thing that becomes clear is the comparison to his other novels. Many seem to think less of this one. I can only say that in that case I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy The Hundred-Year-Old Man when I finally get to reading it.


While Hitman Anders is far from a deep read, as a light read I enjoyed it a lot. You need suspension of disbelief, and just go with the story, but I found it was a quick read. Not everything was funny, some things were very predictable, and I didn't really like the ending. But still, looking back I did enjoy myself, which for me is the most important reason to read.


I can see why not everyone likes it, but I did!


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!