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Book: A Man Called Ove
Author: Fredrik Backman
At first sight, he is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.
But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?
In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible...
What I have to say:
This book was the January pick for my book club.I had a hard time tracking down a copy of this book- it was sold out everywhere, which made me think it was going to be good! The story starts at slow was a bit hard to get into. You start by following the day to day life of Ove, I wasn't sure what the actual story was. Once you get a couple of chapters in, it's an engaging book with likeable characters, and a range of different characters. We see Ove in present day, and we get to see Ove in the past; learning about experiences and situations that shaped him. We also get to see how the characters in the present day shape and change Ove.
Highly recommended! Starts slow, but stick with it. This is a heartwarming read, well written too!