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A Man Called Ove (2012)
de Fredrik Backman
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8/10. A lovely read ( )
Confronting the loss of the love of your life, is never easy, it can be handled, but sometimes it can get messy. A Man Called Ove, is funny, tender, and touching, and proves that good books are still being written.
It takes place in Sweden, but it could just as easily have taken place in middle America. Ove, is a cantankerous old coot, with serious OCD, and cranky and cheap as well.
He doesn't want to be a part of other people's lives and he definitely doesn't want in his life, but fate intervenes and soon he is no longer in control of anything, and yet he is.
This is a fantastic book.
Make me laugh out loud and cry in one book, and you get 5 stars automatically.
This easy reading book tells the story of Ove. Ove is a curmudgeon and a man of a different mold. He is also a great character that is drawn in an utterly heartwarming way. Ove is not the happiest guy because of a loss in his life, but when a new neighbor moves into his community, he begins to see his life through different eyes.
The strength of this book really lies in the author's sharp wit. There are a lot of clever lines, and I definitely found myself chuckling. He also does a great job of making you fall in love with Ove by revealing him to the reader at just the right pace. It's truly a pitch perfect book. Not a literary masterpiece, but the type of book that would absolutely be perfect to get you out of a reading slump. The type of book that makes you remember why you fell in love with reading in the first place.
Oh, I couldn't imagine liking the story about the grumpy old man so much!
This novel is so beautiful and poignant at the same time. I just loved all the characters and their little community. It is a story of being able to show love and care to all the people around us.
Backman weaves his story going from the present to the past and then back again to the present... And it worked for me really well. He doesn't lay all his cards on the table, he slowly - one by one - gives us the reasons for Ove's grumpiness. And when he tells them all, I feel the desire to care for Ove myself. He felt so real for me and so hurt. And what touched me the most was Ove's big heart - how he really cared for all his neighbours despite sounding not so loving.
This novel reminded me once again how important it is to get to know the person better before judging them. And I would recommend it to all my friends.
Quirky, sweet, funny, sad, joyful. I just loved this story. The audio book narrator was great. (Note: I listened to it again with my husband and teens on a road trip. It held up as a book that would entertain young adults (and hopefuly sneak in a lesson about the need for and joy of serving other in this life). I enjoyed it just as much the second time around.)
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Den svenske suksessbloggeren Fredrik Backman drar oss gjennom en forutsigbar fortelling som trykker på alle de rette knappene inntil vi er trygt plassert innenfor vår egen komfortsone.
Livet är obegripligt, världen är läskig och det går inte att skydda sig mot den. Fredrik Backman berättar underhållande om botemedlet i sin debutroman.
Genom humorns prisma belyser ”En man som heter Ove” teman som åldrande, vänskap, sorg, livslust och den föränderliga mansrollen. Boken är varken behärskad eller finputsad – delar är återvunna från Café-bloggen och har skarvats in lite slarvigt – men den är en skruvad och gripande romandebut som mycket väl kan vara början på ett stort humoristiskt författarskap.
This word-of-mouth bestseller has sold more than 650,000 copies in Sweden and has been a hit across Europe. It deserves to do at least as well here. I loved A Man Called Ove so much that I started to ration how much I read to prolong my time with this cantankerous, low-key, misunderstood man. If you enjoyed Rachel Joyce’s marvellous bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry, you will love this book.
Each short chapter of A Man Called Ove could stand alone as a beautifully crafted short story. Bring the chapters together and you have the most uplifting, life-affirming and often comic tale of how kindness, love and happiness can be found in the most unlikely places
Backman's tale of 59-yea-old curmudgeon, Ove, not only captured the hearts of Backman's fellow Swedes, but has also swept across Europe as a word-of-mouth best-seller; a domino effect that suggests community spirit and social responsibility isn't quite so lacking as we're often told it is....On occasion the slightly repetitive tone becomes cloying, but Backman can tickle the funny bone and tug on the heart strings when he needs to, and is a clever enough storyteller to not overindulge in either.
For those of you who don't want your fiction to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, A Man Called Ove isn't for you. Yet it's surprisingly cheering to think how many people have embraced this simple but heartwarming novel.
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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 neighbour 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.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)839.73Literature German literature and literatures of related languages Other Germanic literatures Swedish literature Swedish fiction
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