It is Allan’s 100th birthday and he has had enough of living within the rules of the rest home. On a whim, he steps out the window and disappears. He takes a bus, he meets some people, he makes some mistakes, he meets some more people, all the while telling his most intriguing life story. This book is part historical fiction, part Forest Gump, but mostly it is original and funny.
It has a whimsical, slow wit about it, drawing you in with a dry, satirical voice.
Recommended to readers 17+, there would be no harm for younger readers but the depth of the experience would be lost on them. 4 ½ stars.