Chose because: Amazon recommended it.
Quote: "There are only two things I can do better than most people. One of them is to make vodka from goats’ milk, and the other is to put together an atom bomb."
My thoughts: A really fun book with a story that moves quickly and brings you along for the ride. The narrative switches between present day action and recollections from the protagonists life, which through a string of coincidences involves some dangerous and some hilarious situations involving Stalin, Kim Jong Il and Harry Truman among many others. A little like Forrest Gump, this is a tale of a simple man who quite by accident becomes significant in many historic world events. A very original novel with witty writing that I would definitely recommend.
Themes; war, escape, coincidences, luck, history