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  • Hardcover
  • 365
  • Kaffe med rån
  • Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Arabic
  • 03 August 2018
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10 thoughts on “Kaffe med rån

  1. says:

    Imagine if you were in the golden years of your life what would you wish to do? Relax do a bit of knitting or reading perhaps? Not Martha Andersson she wants adventure and not the lawn bowls type she wants to escape the confines of her nursing home and rob a bank Yes you read that correctly she wants to rob a bank So she enlists the help of her four friends and they set a course to first make a break from the nursing home from hell then set about pulling off the perfect crime Unlike other criminals though this group of pensioners wish to be caught so they can go to prison and live the high life What follows is a tale of adventure and ultimately the story of 5 friends who took on the world of crime and proved that you are never too old to commit a crime albeit a crime with a differenceI have to admit when I first bought this book the second one was gifted for review I had no idea of the adventure that was awaiting me The author has done a wonderful job of bringing to life these five wonderful characters they may be slower than your average criminals but that does not stop them having the adventure of a lifetime There are many twists and turns in the plot that leaves the reader wondering what will happen next and will it all work out how the League of Pensioners want it to There are many times that I was thinking that things were going to go terribly wrong for them all but it all seems to work out in the end even if it doesn't uite go the way they planned it There is a lot of laugh out loud moments and plenty of twists and turns to keep the reading wanting to know I look forward to reading the second book to see just what else this unruly group of pensioners gets up to nextHighly recommended reading


  2. says:

    A great premise a group of older people in an assisted living facility become frustrated with their living conditions and embark on various activities to emancipate themselves Sadly the writing is unable to live up to the premise though I read a translated version which could have contributed to the confusion Much like hanging out in a residential facility I found myself dozing off without warningThe first paragraph from chapter oneThe next day while the guests or the 'clients' as they were now called at Diamond House were drinking their morning coffee in the lounge Martha thought about what she should do In her childhood home in Österlen down in the south off Sweden people didn't just sit and wait for somebody else to take action If the hay must be put in the barn or a mare was going to foal then you simply pitched in and did what was necessary Martha looked at her hands She was proud of them they were reliable hands and showed that she had done her fair share of hard work The murmur of voices rose and fell all around her as she surveyed the rather shabby lounge The smell was decidedly reminiscent of the Salvation Army and the furniture seemed to have come straight from the recycling depot The old gray 1940s building with its asbestos fiber cement cladding was like a combination of an old school and a dentist's waiting room Surely this wasn't where she was meant to end her days with a mug of weak instant coffee to go with a plastic meal? No damn it it certainly was not Martha breathed deeply pushed her coffee mug aside and leaned forward to speak to her group of friendsIf you are still awake and appreciated the exact description of Martha's moment of reflection and the building she is in you should read on This is the book for you If you think that you would like a little less description and a little action then you may want to skip ahead to page 69 when the 'League of Pensioners' put their first crime into action As they are the most incompetent thieves ever I got stuck trying to understand which parts were supposed to be ironic andor funny Or was this genuine and elderly Swedish people are incapable of simple logic and the surrounding 'normal aged' people incapable of recognizing subterfuge?And confusion I confess continued because Sweden is pretty close to socially perfect so why are they being so awful to their old people? The administrators lock the 'clients' up at night and then mild spoiler the staff decides to mildly drug them to keep them compliant What?? I felt like this must be set in the 1960s surely Swedes don't run around drugging people? Is this the secret to a compliant society? We haven't been allowed to do that in America for years and years despite millions of oxycodone prescriptions I truly don't understand; was I supposed to laugh that their robbery plans were so incompetent as to not include the lights going out? Or that Nurse Katia isn't concerned there's no notes regarding the absence of five residents? This seems so strange to meThere's some sort of sub plot about the awful administrator at the facility having an affair with one of the staff and the declining conditions at the facility Maybe the hook is that the book is hyper 'realistic' in description and scenarios with the exception of the elderly shenanigans But the writing ended up killing it It feels like a basic reading level in vocabulary and thought process as the above paragraph shows A third person point of view often means that it is just narrated from different perspectives not that much insight is offered First this happens then that happens and then that Pacing is terribly slow with paragraphs of description of both setting and Martha's crew making plot points even further apart I ended up with a terminal loss of interest around page 95 In fact I'm falling asleep writing this Not recommended for listening while driving


  3. says:

    I read about a third of this book when I decided I couldn't get interested in it enough to finish which is a pity because it looked like a really good story from what was written on the back cover I don't know whether something got lost in the translation It was just BORING


  4. says:

    Edit I don't feel it's justified to change the rating over a year after I read it but looking at it in retrospect I feel like I should have rated it two stars rather than three considering my direct thoughts as well as the fact that I hardly remember the book now When I read the blurb I was sure I wanted to read this book so I bought it I was really excited to start reading it thinking it would be absolutely hilarious and to some extent it was Although I did truly enjoy the story it did not live up to my expectations Or at least so I thought while reading the middle part However when I got towards the ending the story started to become better again and funnier What the funny thing is about this novel is that the story itself is not that hilarious but little paragraphs are like conversations or thoughts of the elderly people What must be kept in mind is that I read this book in translation I do not read Swedish which is the original language it was written in It is also set in Sweden and this means there are some elements which readers from other countries may not understand At some instances the translator explains these things and sometimes he omits this which I think is done accurately because one can interpret What bothered me while reading it was the fact that even though the average vocabulary in this novel is uite easy sometimes a random word in a sentence would be of high register The problem with reading a translation is that you do not know whether this is really a footprint of the translator or maybe the author herself also did this perhaps to show how elderly people tend to use outdated words? After I finished it for a little while I thought of giving it 45 stars but I decided that would not be fair because the middle part really was boring at some times or at least not uite as entertaining as I had hoped it would be 35 stars would be underrating it hence my decision to rate it 35 stars I would recommend this to people who want to have an easy and funny read Enjoy


  5. says:

    Almost dnf ed this sucker First at the 15% mark then at the 50% when I resolutely stopped reading After a week or so I thought to give it another chance as I really wanted to know what happened and how it got solvedAnyway so the blurb had me interested geriatric crimeAt first it was all good we meet the characters we learn of their environment etc etc But then it just started to get sillier and sillier The writing was pretty basic and childish the humor flat and banal Things might have been lost in translation though but one can only have so much before it gets annoyingThe silliness included the incompetence of the local police and the things the 'gang' could get away with You really have to suspend a considerable amount of belief to enjoy the story There is also a lot of repetitiveness personal traits are being mentioned over and over again or how much one liked the otherAnd maybe the story wanted to focus on the mishaps in retirement homes it completely missed the mark with the idiotic staff


  6. says:

    Growing Old Disgracefully and In StyleThe Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a fun read by Swedish author Catherina Ingelman Sundberg who shows us that just as we may get old we do not have to sit in God’s waiting room awaiting our turn for the inevitable final journey It is easy to see why this book is an international bestseller as it is humorous different and uite a warm hearted story where you actually want the criminals to succeed Martha Andersson is a woman who walks with the aid of a zimmer frame and is a resident along with her four friends of Diamond House a residential home for the elderly or as she sees it somewhere that she is waiting to die Martha and friends are being drugged up and locked up but she has no intention of letting that remain the position for her and her friends She and her male friend Brains after watching a programme on prisons come up with a plan to become residents of a prison as they seem to have a better life there than at Diamond HouseThis is when they decide to rebel against the regime of their retirement home as the plastic food no exercise and being drugged up all the friends decide they have had enough It is time for them to commit a crime that will lend them a prison sentence and therefore better conditions while at the same time highlighting the plight of the elderly ensconced in retirement homes across Sweden the silent majorityAs five old people embark on their plan of criminality with the aid of their zimmer frames and walking sticks we find that not everything goes to plan Once they have committed their felony they find they have uite a taste for this and hatch upon another plan as they enjoy the excitement They want to commit the perfect crime where nobody gets hurt but at the same time they are able to make some money and escape Sweden Will they get away with their audacious plan? The only way to find out is to read this wonderful humorous book Is it a crime thriller yes of sorts is it funny yes does it uestion our treatment of our elders yes If we do not look after them then they may just decide to grow old disgracefully and I for one am with them


  7. says:

    I heard of this book from a friend who posted a very negative review of it on her blog Given my masochistic approach to books and the fact that the plot sounded like it could be really fun I figured I should give it a try that it might be fun even if it wasn't goodNo such luckFirst of all it's badly written The author has absolutely no idea how to use paragraphs and they can go on for pages with different actions and thoughts being mixed up in a way that just doesn't flow very well when you read it Knowledge is usually imparted through dialogue which is usually not a good idea unless maybe you're Dan Brown And then there's the part where she tends to overinform us the readers of the plot and repeat stuff that happened just a few pages earlier It gets tiresome to get treated like you're an idiot by the authorSecondly while I don't mind a few improbable events in books most of the plot in this one relies on everyone carrying around an idiot ball and letting the main characters get away with too much shit Someone overlooking an incident once or twice and having that work out well for your characters is one thing but when the entire plot hinges on the police not being able to do their job even when evidence is right in front of them? Then it's just annoyingThirdly all of the characters are brutal stereotypes and that's just annoying as wellVery disappointed in this book even if the premise was kinda fun It just took everything too far for me to enjoy it


  8. says:

    The title of this book appealed to me as I’m rapidly heading towards being a little old lady myself Five friends in a retirement home in Sweden realise they are not being treated as well as they would be if they were in prison and they resolve to change the situation They find a gym in their home which is out of bounds to residents for some reason and they work hard at getting fit before they ‘escape’ and go on a crime spreeSo far so good and it is an entertaining read and it seems to have survived the translation process pretty well I liked the characters of the friends and I sympathised with their boredom and their sense of injustice I also liked the police inspector who was faced with trying to investigate their crimes and who spent his time tearing his hair out because nothing made sense to him Elderly fugitives from retirement homes just do not commit crimesThere was something which did not uite ‘gel’ with this book but I can’t put my finger on what exactly it is I enjoyed it but found it a little long winded There is plenty of humour marvellous characters and situations but You may love it but I was left feeling a bit disappointed


  9. says:

    If anyone's looking for an inconseuential light hearted good natured warm fuzzy book that has the power to make you titter out loud then I heartily recommend this yarn I loved every syllable 5 stars doesn't come near to its true worth in my opinion


  10. says:

    Not great literature but it is tremendous fun Sick of poor living conditions in her retirement home 79 year old Martha decides that she and her friends would be better off in prison Marshalling her initially reluctant crew she starts to organize a crime spree which ranges from art theft to bank robbery It's a fantastic idea for a book and for the most part Ingelman Sundberg handles it well The middle of the book where Martha and her crew are serving time loses pace a little but it picks up again once they get out and return to their life of crime Not everything goes smoothly for the League of Pensioners but Martha is makes for a very sympathetic criminal mastermind especially when up against the reuisite bumbling cops and watching her scheme her way out of every setback is part of the joy of the bookStylistically it's a little clunky with patches of exposition and a rather heavy handed social message but it also kept a smile on my face all afternoon and some passages are pure joy so I'm inclined to be forgiving


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Kaffe med rån

Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg ☆ 3 review

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 delinuent seniors whose desire for a better I read about a third of this book when I decided I couldn't get interested in it enough to finish which is a pity because it looked like a really good story from what was written on the back cover I don't know whether something got lost in the translation It was just BORING

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Uality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artworkMartha 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 manageme Growing Old Disgracefully and In StyleThe Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a fun read by Swedish author Catherina Ingelman Sundberg who shows us that just as we may get old we do not have to sit in God’s waiting room awaiting our turn for the inevitable final journey It is easy to see why this book is an international bestseller as it is humorous different and uite a warm hearted story where you actually want the criminals to succeed Martha Andersson is a woman who walks with the aid of a zimmer frame and is a resident along with her four friends of Diamond House a residential home for the elderly or as she sees it somewhere that she is waiting to die Martha and friends are being drugged up and locked up but she has no intention of letting that remain the position for her and her friends She and her male friend Brains after watching a programme on prisons come up with a plan to become residents of a prison as they seem to have a better life there than at Diamond HouseThis is when they decide to rebel against the regime of their retirement home as the plastic food no exercise and being drugged up all the friends decide they have had enough It is time for them to commit a crime that will lend them a prison sentence and therefore better conditions while at the same time highlighting the plight of the elderly ensconced in retirement homes across Sweden the silent majorityAs five old people embark on their plan of criminality with the aid of their zimmer frames and walking sticks we find that not everything goes to plan Once they have committed their felony they find they have uite a taste for this and hatch upon another plan as they enjoy the excitement They want to commit the perfect crime where nobody gets hurt but at the same time they are able to make some money and escape Sweden Will they get away with their audacious plan The only way to find out is to read this wonderful humorous book Is it a crime thriller yes of sorts is it funny yes does it uestion our treatment of our elders yes If we do not look after them then they may just decide to grow old disgracefully and I for one am with them

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Nt of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money Martha and her four closest friends The Genius The Rake Christina and Anna Gretta aka The League of Pensioners won’t stand for it Their solution White collar crime I heard of this book from a friend who posted a very negative review of it on her blog Given my masochistic approach to books and the fact that the plot sounded like it could be really fun I figured I should give it a try that it might be fun even if it wasn't goodNo such luckFirst of all it's badly written The author has absolutely no idea how to use paragraphs and they can go on for pages with different actions and thoughts being mixed up in a way that just doesn't flow very well when you read it Knowledge is usually imparted through dialogue which is usually not a good idea unless maybe you're Dan Brown And then there's the part where she tends to overinform us the readers of the plot and repeat stuff that happened just a few pages earlier It gets tiresome to get treated like you're an idiot by the authorSecondly while I don't mind a few improbable events in books most of the plot in this one relies on everyone carrying around an idiot ball and letting the main characters get away with too much shit Someone overlooking an incident once or twice and having that work out well for your characters is one thing but when the entire plot hinges on the police not being able to do their job even when evidence is right in front of them Then it's just annoyingThirdly all of the characters are brutal stereotypes and that's just annoying as wellVery disappointed in this book even if the premise was kinda fun It just took everything too far for me to enjoy it


About the Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Catharina Ingelman Sundbergs böcker har sålt i över 400 000 exemplar 1999 belönades hon med Widdingpriset som årets författare av historiska romaner och populärhistoria i Sverige Hennes böcker är hittills sålda till 14 länderCatharina ägnade femton år av sitt liv att som arkeolog söka efter vår historia på havets botten runt om i världen Denna tid har hon skildrat i boken Bland hajar karlar o