Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All
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He takes a room at the Sea Point Hotel where the receptionist, Per Persson avoids contact with the world, which has not treated him too well so far. Per Persson, the hotel receptionist, just wants to mind his own business, and preferably not get murdered.
I found myself more interested in the occasional glimpses it gave of Swedish life than the hi-jinks of our criminal trio. This black comedy follows a trio as they explore different ways to harvest amounts of money at the expense of the criminal world and set themselves up for life. When they go to live cheaply on an island in Gotland and wreak environmental havoc in the process, they lose all remaining appeal. This dearth of story development, coupled with characters who - while initially pleasingly odd - aren't particularly loveable or even interesting, meant the story failed to grip me.Anders' sudden interest in religion might be good for his soul but it's not good for business, and the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick. Chapter two brings us protagonist three in the form of Johanna Kjellander, a disgruntled former parish priest, and the unlikely criminal mastermind behind the group's underhanded endeavours.
He gave it to me and two days later there was a family member of his over whose birthday we’d forgotten (meaning my husband really, I didn’t know them that well) and he pried the book away from me, wrapped it, apologised, told me I could ask for a loan of it, apologised again and then gave it away.I really wanted to enjoy Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All despite the negative feedback, but unfortunately I will have to agree with the mayority on this one. Focusing more on hotel receptionist Per Persson and shamed priest Johanna Kjellerman than the titular Hitman, Jonasson chronicles their first encounter when the priest tries to rip off Persson, and it all goes downhill from there.