A Man Called Ove

En man som heter Ove
Published: 7/15/2014
A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. 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 neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk…

Fredrik Backman seems to have a special knack for getting into the minds of characters who are different from most others, both in this book and also Britt-Marie Was Here.

Ove somehow manages to be both at times an incredibly annoying character and an incredibly charming and likable one. His life-long feud with his neighbour about what would seem to most of us as complete nonsense also keeps them together as friends. His love for his wife, now recently passed away, drives him and his actions and is a beautiful part of the story. This is a very unusual story with very unique characters. Ove is one of those characters you simply won’t forget.

Read: March 2017
Recommended: Yes
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