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Book Review | A Man Called Ove

You know what book you need to get right. now.? A Man Called Ove. Seriously. It is such a beautiful book, and will make you appreciate all the curmudgeons in your life.


Ove’s life will make you cry, laugh, sympathize and be mad with him. Fredrik Backman does an absolutely wonderful job of drawing the reader in and showing you not to judge a grumpy person when you first meet them.

“People called him antisocial. Ove assumed this meant he wasn’t overly keen on people. And in this instance, he could totally agree with them. More often than not people were out of their minds.”Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove (pg. 36)

Ove is a straight-forward person, who has “staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse.” When you first meet him, you are left wondering what this guys’ problem is. But somehow, Ove wound his way into my heart.

I will warn you, there is a theme of suicide in the story. Ove’s wife died six months before the story takes place, and without here, his life seems empty and he just wants to join her.

“People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had.” Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove (pg. 45)

She was his entire world, the one whom he fought with everything he had for. So when she is gone, he is lost. His world has no meaning without her. But then move in some neighbors who don’t pay any attention to his grumblings, and make their way into his grumpy heart.

This story is beautiful, and had me crying at times, and laughing at others. I highly recommend it!



Purchase: Amazon | B&N



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