This book...I have nothing to compare it to. It is such a good tale! GREAT STORY! So positive.There's so much to this book; a man's life, history being made, the people he meets, all of these totally random things happen, but yet they all fit perfectly into place.I laughed, I cried. This was a true dramatic book with such a great lesson: whatever will happen, will happen; just keep your chin up.I loved this book. And don't get me wrong, there were times where I thought to just skim through the historical parts, but I was afraid I was going to miss something, so I thoroughly read every word. And I'm glad I did.The only way I could possibly relate this book to anything, would be to Forrest Gump. Except the main character is not mentally challenged, he's so intellectually stimulating, and instead of being Southern, he's Swedish. He's just really old. His stories are amazing. He's really quite funny, charming, and so, so smart.Bottom line: STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK.