Sunday, November 20, 2016

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Product Details This has been on my TBR pile for a while, and after reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by the same author, I moved it up on the list.   Although it didn't grab me as immediately as the other story did,  I loved it.  

I don't want to give away too much of Ove's story because I want you to read it for yourself.  Don't be daunted if it is a little slow developing, trust me, it will.   I laughed and cried.  Ove reminded me so much of my Dad, in so many ways.  I loved all the characters in the book except for the men in the white coats.  The cat annoyance was my second favorite, after Ove.

I love how Backman tells the story, moving backwards and forwards through Ove's life, weaving layer upon layer like a well worn suit.   In my opinion,  Backman is one of the great story tellers of our time.  I am currently reading another short book of his called And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, and the book I am most looking forward to reading in the new year is Britt Marie Was Here.

If you haven't read any of Fredrik Backman's books - stop procrastinating and do it now.  He really is amazing.  I gave this one five stars.

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