A Man Called Ove

Backman, Fredrik

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
A Man Called Ove
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Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. 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 around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2014
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 1476738017
Branch Call Number: FICTION BACKM...F
Characteristics: 337 pages ; 24 cm


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Nov 26, 2014
  • rockylynn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read this book within four days. Once you get to know Ove you will not be able to put the book down. I like how the chapters are laid out with each story line entwined as you get deeper into the book. Great read, you won't be disappointed. Five stars!

Nov 23, 2014
  • trudiem1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a fun read. I really enjoyed reading about the transformation of the grumpy old man with zero social skills to a loveable character.


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