The Extraordinary Journey of
The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe
His mission? To acquire a new bed of nails. His destination? IKEA.
Once there he finds an obliging wardrobe in which to lay his head, only to discover on waking that he is locked in, covered in bubble-wrap and headed for England in the back of a truck.
So begins a magnificent adventure, as our fakir travels to Italy in a suitcase, writes a novel on a shirt, flees a revenge-crazed taxi driver, flies to Libya in a hot air balloon and finds love in the unlikeliest of places.
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The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Wardrobe is the quirkiest title of a book that I've read in 2014 - and possibly ever. And the quirky title suits the book completely! I wasn't sure how I was going to get on with the book to begin with as it's all a bit strange but I soon grew to love the style of Romain Puertolas' writing and his main character, Ajatashatru. He's quite a naïve character and finds himself in some pretty bizarre situations and I found that I was rooting for him all the way! It's such a fun book with lots of laugh-out-loud moments and crazy scenarious - I loved it!
You can see my full review of the book over on Novelicious here
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