A story reminds me of a movie, "Forest gump". Exciting events around Alan (i.e., hundred-year-old man) are enough to make readers keep holding it at the end of pages. The story line seems to be well organised in that all the events are consisted of "partially historical" or "miscellaneous", but not biased either of them, well-balanced. Eventually, events are cleverly merged at the end of pages. A well-done book.