Book of my Week: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Me: ‘Hello,’

Mom: ‘have I got a book for you to read, I couldn’t get over how much the main character reminded me of R!’

Of course we all have an ‘Ove’ or someone like that in our family. Right? or is it just my family?

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (excerpt)

“So this is one of those O-Pads, is it?” he demands.  The assistant, a young man with a single digit body mass index, looks ill at ease. He visibly struggles to control his urge to snatch the box out of Ove’s hands.

Yes, exactly. An iPad.  Do you think you could stop shaking it like that…?

Ove gives the box a skeptical glance, as if it’s a highly dubious sort of box, a box that rides a scooter and wears tracksuit pants and just called Ove “my friend” before offering to sell him a watch. “

Ove is determined to join his deceased wife, but every time he makes the attempt… someone or something interrupts him, this old curmudgeon never quite gets there.   

As a girl who has known ‘far too many OVEs this book hit a home run with me.   A book has to really grab my attention, or I lose interest fast, this one did.  I really liked the characters, especially Ove and the writing was so good!  I recommend this book, a great summer, winter, spring, fall.  A good one to pick up here and there while waiting patiently or not so patiently in the parking lot for your kids. 

Read it, I loved it

Score:  Awesome Read: 5/5

But it here:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman  (amazon)

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