A Man Called Ove
In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught... show more
In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.
Publish date: July 15th 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in BooksI really enjoyed this audiobook. This isn't the kind of book that I would have normally picked up but I saw so many wonderful reviews for it that I decided to give it a closer look. When I caught it on sale on Audible, I decided to go for...
I'm marking this as read just now, because it took me like almost an hour to stop crying. I loved this book. I knew it would break my heart but I also knew it was going to be an amazing read. I recommed this book to everyone. It's amazingly written, and it portrays the characters in a way that you...
A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman I had heard from many book friends that I would enjoy this book. And clearly they know me better than I know myself because I was reluctant to try this book. But from the first scene in the Apple Store, I was hooked. Ove made me laugh, made me roll my eyes...
This was such a touching, funny story it almost made this cold, cold heart shed a tear. I can't help but see some similarities between this story and the movie Saint Vincent, with Bill Murray. Also, I have to say that this tale is a bit predictable. Those things said, I did laugh out loud a few...
Overall I really enjoyed A Man Called Ove. I liked that Ove was a grumpy old man and not a typical heroic character. He was difficult to like, but I felt his story did a good job of explaining who he was.I also really enjoyed all the side characters in the book. I've read several other reviews an...