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A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
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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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781476738017 (1476738017)
ASIN: 1476738017
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Barks At Everything
Barks At Everything rated it
4.5 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
I read this for my real life book group which met and talked about this book two Monday's ago. Yep, I'm always with the program. There is no point in writing a review for this book since I am still lazy and there are currently 37211 reviews on Goodreads and 141 of them written by my friends alone....
Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it
5.0 If my judgemental ways had made me miss this book, it would have sucked hard!
I really am a judgmental girl. The synopsis, the cover – all left me eyeing the book laying on my shelf with utter distaste. Honestly, if I hadn’t been on vacation, bookless, and feeling like I should at least read a couple pages to tell the friend that had lent it to me that I tried, I would have m...
carolesrandomlife
carolesrandomlife rated it
4.0 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
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...
A girl and her books
A girl and her books rated it
5.0 A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
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...
Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
5.0 I loved that grumpy ole bastard!
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...
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