A Man called Ove is quietly brilliant and utterly charming. Ove is a man of unchanged routine, from his home, to his car, to his job, he holds onto the familiar with clenched fists. He is an angry, prickly old man, and has settled into a life of despising most people. Ove is pushed out of his job of thirty years and he is left without purpose. To add insult to injury, new neighbors arrive across the street, he is grumpier than ever. He irritably helps the Iranian neighbors through a medical emergency and a tentavtive friendship is born. This story unfolds like a tapestry, telling the reader the story of Ove’s life as it has merged with the residents in their neighborhood of row homes. This book captures the joy and pain of true sacrificial love, friendship with roots as strong as family, and forgiving the past. The best thing about this book is how it makes you feel as you read, compassion for sweet old Ove, and hope that good can reign over bad. Rich storytelling and subtle humor make it a moving novel. I loved every up and down, from the beginning to the end.
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4 thoughts on “A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman”
Such a beautiful review Kitsy
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I loved this book. It made my list of favorite reads for 2014 also. The writing is just stunning and the characters are wonderful. I wanted to live next door to Ove!
Thank you for visiting my blog, I love meeting a kindred book lover. Ove was fantastic, I agree, I wanted to live there in that little neighborhood.