Books Review: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

by - December 23, 2016

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Judul (edisi Inggris): The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Penulis: Jonas Jonasson, dkk
ISBN-13: 978-0007557905
Jumlah Halaman: 419
Terbit: April 1st 2014
Penerbit: Fourth Estate

Well, its been 2 months i was boring enough and finally i asked Golda (one of my friend) to recommend me books. She listed almost like 20 novels which now finally i had a chance to read it. Well actually, this novel is one of Jonnas Jonasson master piece. (the Author of "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared").

To know much more about the author, citing from goodreads,

"After a long career as a journalist, media consultant and television producer, Jonas Jonasson decided to start a new life. He wrote a manuscript, he sold all his possessions in Sweden and moved to a small town by Lake Lugano in Switzerland, only a few meters from the Italian border.

The manuscript became a novel. The novel became a phenomenon in Sweden, and now it is about to reach the rest of the world."

Well, lets begin...

Its about an illiterate girl Nombeko Mayeki who was born in 1961 in Soweto. Unfortunately, Nombeko had to bear, to live and to grow up with her mother (who finally die early in her poverty-stricken township, be it from drugs, alcohol, or just plain despair). Quite funny to know the fact that after her Mom died she spent all of her money on food (i forgot, maybe ice cream?) which later he found herself quite stupid.

Later on, She takes a different path (of course, if not, this novel wont exist lol) which taught me how to feel extremely grateful to be born in such a condition and family. This story also introduces us on how unfortunate condition doesn't limit your dream. Such a literate girl who doesn't really know how to read and do the math finally become one of powerful girl and helped an engineer to build atomic bombs!

And why the title is The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden? Read the novel! My personal rating about this novel is 3.5/5. Its quite good novel, but somehow the plot sometimes ruin my expectation and somehow the plot sometimes could be predicted (or maybe is it just me who could predict such a plot? haha)

Quotes about this book:

The statistical probability that an illiterate in 1970s Soweto will grow up and one day find herself cinfined in a potato truck with the swedish king and prime minister is 1 in 45,766,212,810 according to the calculations of the aforementioned illiterate herself” 
― Jonas JonassonThe Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

We all need someone to share our innermost thoughts with,” 
― Jonas JonassonThe Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

The overworked man was tired of everything, and he only kept going because he had long since forgotten that life could consist of anything else.” 
― Jonas JonassonThe Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

With the new antiterrorism laws, the government could call anyone a terrorist and lock him or her up for as long as they liked, for any reason they liked. Or for no reason at all.” 
― Jonas JonassonThe Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

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