Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove
“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.” Good Reads

I am not sure where to begin! Does this give you an idea?

Tabs in A Man Called Ove
I have NO IDEA how many tabs I have in this book.

I laughed – out loud laughing – and sometimes with tears!!

I cried.


It is my favorite book of 2016 – hands down.

“He’d been a grumpy old man since he had started elementary school” is one description of Ove.

In the beginning of the book – I wasn’t convinced I was going to like it. In fact the first of my many tabs don’t show up until page 36. So if  when you read this book, which I highly recommend you do – Be patient in the beginning.

I’ve reached an age that if a book doesn’t grab my attention pretty quickly I put it down – I don’t have time for books I don’t enjoy – but I am so glad I stuck this one out.

Please – put it in your To Read Pile. And then take the time to read it! – A great read for your Book Club. My Book Club read it in October and I'm so glad we did.

You can read more about Fredrik Backman H.E.R.E.

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