For fans and readers of THE HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO STEPPED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED by Jonas Jonasson, THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce andTHE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion.
The Grump, at eighty years old, is more focused on death than life; building his own coffin and keen to write his will in ink – who can trust technology, after all? – he knows that everything was much better in the old days.
But when the Grump finds himself in hospital in a semi-conscious state after falling down his basement steps, his life passes before his eyes. Thinking of the people closest to him and reflecting on the changes society has brought about, he realises he must come to terms with the cards life has dealt him.
With wry humour and sharp observations on family and relationships, The Happy Days of the Grump is a black comedy, sure to bring a smile to the face of even the grumpiest among us.
Tuomas Kyrö is one of the new voices in Finnish literature, whose talents were first showcased in his debut novel, Leather Jacket. Kyrö draws on the long tradition of Finnish prose to tell compelling, even tragic stories with great authority. He is also a prolific cartoonist and columnist.
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I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I was asked if I wanted to participate on the blog tour. I have read a few of these types of novels but always found the reading more hard going which is why ondod audio on them.
This book shocked me and I really enjoyed reading the novel and found that the writing style was easy to read. It was likened to another book I had read but this one had more depth and characterization then the other novel.
What can one say but it was a job.well done and I am looking forward to what comes next from this author.