A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
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 around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
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.
Love. Love. Love!!!!
This book is soooo amazing. I’ve never thought that I would love a story about a grumpy old man as much as I did. Don’t get me wrong Ove is not a bad old man, he’s just the product of a hard live, and that might have left him a little grumpy but he does have a good heart.
The story goes back and forward between his young live and his present one. The book takes you through all the hardships and good things that happens through Ove’s life and it shows you how all those circumstances shape to the man he is later on.
The book is hilarious and sad at the same time. It’s a really beautiful book and the best part is, that you get to see everything through Ove’s eyes and that makes it soooo much funnier. I love this book I highly recommend it. This is the type of book you wished you could forget about it after you’ve finished it, just so you can read it again for the first time.
I think there’s a movie that came out last year about it. So, if you can go check that out too.