Book Review of
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s witty and insightful comedy of errors about a group of delinquent seniors whose desire for a better quality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artwork.
Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—Brains, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere.
Their solution? White collar crime. What begins as a relatively straightforward robbery of a nearby luxury hotel quickly escalates into an unsolvable heist at the National Museum. With police baffled and the Mafia hot on their trail, the League of Pensioners has to stay one walker’s length ahead if it’s going to succeed….
Told with all the insight and humor of A Man Called Ove or Where’d You Go Bernadette?, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a delightful and heartwarming novel that goes to prove the adage that it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years
This was a silly novel about old people who go on the wrong side of the law. I enjoyed it fairly well, but I am not to much of a reader of this type of book. So, it was not a stellar read for me. I can see why people could enjoy this story. I do have to warn it has some affairs and some people making smart sexual remarks, which I felt could have been done without. If you enjoy books like this, then you will probably want to pick this one up.
I agree with Grace’s review of this book. I thought it was a fun and easy read, but isn’t really the type of book that I tend to pick up and read. It was fun for something different, but it wasn’t a book that I loved. I also agree with Grace that some of the sexual remarks etc. in the book could have easily been left out and that book would have been just as good.