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Anxious People: A Novel de Fredrik Backman
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Anxious People: A Novel (edició 2020)

de Fredrik Backman (Autor)

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Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers--including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian--discover their unexpected common traits.
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Títol:Anxious People: A Novel
Autors:Fredrik Backman (Autor)
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Anxious People de Fredrik Backman

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A failed bank robber holds a disparate group of people hostage at an apartment viewing. While father-and-son police officers try to do the right thing while not getting on each others’ nerves…

As with all Backman novels this is a contemporary fairy-tale full of heart and amused compassion for his all-too-human characters who are all trying to be grown up and failing.

‘People need stories’ and Backman cleverly reveals and entwines the characters together, from the rude unhappy banker to the old lady who had a chaste affair with a neighbour by swapping novels and highlighting significant lines for the other.

Amusing, moving, humane & feel-good, with some lovely prose: ‘Winter spreads out across the town like a relative with slightly too much self-confidence’.

That he is such an international best-seller gives me slightly more hope for the human race. ( )
  LARA335 | Dec 5, 2021 |
It is the day before New Year's Eve and the perpetrator of a botched bank robbery has taken hostages at an apartment viewing in a small Swedish town. After police surround the building and hostages are released, law enforcement storms the apartment only to find it empty and covered in blood. What happened in the hours of the tense hostage situation? How did the bank robber vanish from an apartment under police surveillance?
In typical Fredrik Backman, the author creates a complex set of characters whose lives intertwine in many surprising twist. The story possesses the same humor that the author has brought to many of his other books. I enjoyed being repeatedly thwarted every time I thought I had the mystery figured out. Backman lover's will not be disappointed.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  Bibliophilly | Nov 29, 2021 |
In this humorous novel, people at an apartment viewing are taken hostage by an inept first-time bank robber. It's not just about the nutty people in the apartment, but also about the father-and-son cops trying to resolve the case (and their own rocky relationship). It's laugh-out loud funny and shows how emotional baggage makes it difficult to communicate and empathize. But sometimes it's too farcical, too sweet, too maudlin. It would probably make a good stage play. This is the first book I've read by the author, and I'll bet it's not his best. I plan to read other books by him like "Beartown" and "And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer." ( )
  KGLT | Nov 17, 2021 |
A story about a bank robber who takes a group of people hostage should be a tense and suspenseful tale. Only, this one isn’t, and the story is all the better for it. Fredric Backman definitely has his own style of writing, and can’t be slotted into a set of formulaic writers. And this story illustrates that quite nicely. With short and to the point chapters, the story slowly unfolds, gathering interest quickly and piquing curiosity. Who are these people? How do their backstories pertain to this story? And who is this inept bank robber? And what is unusual about this father and son police team? I was hooked into the story very early when the author tells me about a man on a bridge, and then tells me to forget about him. This is only one example of many tidbits that he throws our way and then goes on to something else. It’s what kept me turning page after page until I was done, and saw how everything neatly and precisely fit together. Extremely well written, this book is highly recommended for all readers everywhere. ( )
  Maydacat | Nov 13, 2021 |
This is truly one of the best books I've read in a long while. Backman develops characters like few others can. Very worthwhile and thought provoking read (or listen). ( )
  cotner | Nov 3, 2021 |
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This book is dedicated to the voices in my head, the most remarkable of my friends.

And to my wife, who lives with us.
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...dads like teaching their sons things, because the moment we can no longer do this is when they stop being our responsibility and we become theirs. (page 51)
One single bad idea. That's all it takes.
. . . most of us remain strangers, we never know what we do to each other, how your life is affected by mine.
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