You want an example of a unnecessary sequel to a hit book? I give you ‘The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man’ by Jonas Jonasson.
What a waste of paper.
The first book was smarty written by connecting historic events in history. Not to mention funny.
What happens in this book is nothing but current politics disguised and sold as ‘a work of fiction’.
One is told to ‘get over it’. Its all in ‘good fun’. Well no its clearly not. This Swedish writer feels the need to lecture someone in the USA about Trump. Being portrayed as dumb, who can’t read, mocking his tweets and other items. You will find many, many real world names in this book. Hally, Pribus, Flin, breitbart news and what not which made me check the cover to make sure I really had gotten the correct book.
Of course Putin, Merkel and Kim Jong Un just to name a few pop up as well. I will give you three guesses as too who the good guy (hint its a gal) is in this book.
It mocks mass shootings, walls, NATO well anything you see in politics today you will find this book. BDS, AfD yup its got it all.
So that’s why its not funny. Now I’m sure I will be told to ‘get over it. Its just a work of fiction.’ Adding current evens/people in a book is not fiction. Criticizing these people is not fiction. Unless Mr. Jonasson would like us to comment on the current state of Sweden?
More to the point we are being bombarded 24/7 with news and politics. WHy is it so hard to find a nice work of fiction that ovoids this. But then I guess that’s too much to ask for.