A Man Called Ove by Fredrik BackmanA grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. Hes 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 doesnt 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 Oves 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.
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Loving A Man Called Ove: A Book Review
Backman , 35, who lives outside Stockholm with his wife and two children. In hindsight, that critique seems wildly, comically off base. It was adapted into a successful stage production and an award-winning Swedish feature film, which recently opened in the United States. Backman has gained a passionate fan base in South Korea, where the novel became a huge best-seller. Backman said in a recent telephone interview.
Loving someone is like moving into a house. At first you fall in love with all the new things, amazed every morning that all this belongs to you. Then over the years the walls become weathered, the wood splinters here and there, and you start to love that house not so much because of all its perfection, but rather for its imperfections. You know all the nooks and crannies. Which of the floorboards flex slightly when one steps on them. These are the little secrets that make it your home.
Thank you! Originally published in Sweden, this charming debut novel by Backman should find a ready audience with English-language readers. He drives a Saab. The back story chapters have a simple, fablelike quality, while the current-day chapters are episodic and, at times, hysterically funny. In the contest of Most Winning Combination, it would be hard to beat grumpy Ove and his hidden, generous heart.
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This is a story of the deep and everlasting love of a contrary 59 year old man who struggles each and every day to cope with the pain and loss of the only person who ever understood him, and the never-ending guilt of not preventing a horrible tragedy. It is also a comical and entertaining account of A Man Called Ove and his peculiar ways Ove's crazy antics with his neighbors and numerous outlandish conversations This feel good story will break your heart, so keep the tissues handy make you smile, and wish you had a friend like Ove. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….