The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden
by Jonas Jonasson; trans. Rachel Willson-Broyles (HarperCollins, 2014); audiobook read by Peter Kenny (Clipper Audio, 2014)
Jonasson writes in a facetious style. This at first seems a gimmick to evoke humour where none is inherent, but then gains traction—the social/political satire building from trickle to epic groundswell—the book’s title becoming truly, bizarrely funny in its enactment.