A Man Called Ove
- Aug 27, 2012
Number of Pages: 337
For sure! I can’t wait to watch Tom Hanks’ version of him in January.
A man called Ove … one of the best
It's not new, but if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it @Backmanland
A magnificent homage to humanity and to the possibility of friendship and faith in long-lost love. It covers a lot of ground: marriage, love, race, class, division, gentrification. It's one of those good stories that connects.
In turns moving and funny. . . I wager that you’ll soon fall in love with Ove and be deeply moved by his situation, and after spending time with him, may perhaps gaze at the world around you with a little more empathy than when you turned the first page.
There are characters who amuse us, and stories that touch us. But this character and his story do even more: A Man Called Ove makes us think about who we are and how we want to live our lives. A Man Called Ove seems deceptively simple at the start, yet Frederik Backman packs a lifetime's worth of hilarity and heartbreak into this novel. Even the most crusty curmudgeon will love Ove!
One of those books you read and then want everyone else to read, too. It is also one of those books where you don’t dare go into detail about the main character, the setting, or the plot because that would ruin the experience for others. Suffice it to say that the man whose name is Ove is a curmudgeon. He’s grumpy. He’s cantankerous. And he is a delight! Long may he harrumph!
Hooray! A Man Called Ove is coming to America! This first novel written by a Swedish blogger is a charming story. You will come to love this cranky old man whose world is black and white. He is a rule follower who has no patience with people who are not. His tale unfolds when a new family moves into his neighborhood and accidentally flatten his mailbox. Unlikely friendships are formed that produce laughter and tears. At the end of the book you will want to share it with others.
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