The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a 2009 novel by the Swedish author Jonas Jonasson.
Here is a funny quote that I chose from the book:
“Allan also discovered that the United States, France, and Great Britain had combined their zones of occupation and formed a German federal republic. And an angry Stalin had immediately retaliated by forming a Germany of his own, so now the West and East each had one, which seemed practical to Allan.
The Swedish king had gone and died, as allan had read in a British newspaper that for some obscure reason had found its way to a Chinese sailor, who in turn remembered the Swedish prisoner in Vladivostok and so brought the newspaper with him. The king had admittedly been dead almost a whole year when it came to Allan’s attention, but that didn’t really mattar. A new king had immediately replaced him, so things were fine in the old country.”