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5 Reasons You Should Read “A Man Called Ove”This is a story of the deep and everlasting love of a contrary 59 year old man who struggles each and every day to cope with the pain and loss of the only person who ever understood him, and the never-ending guilt of not preventing a horrible tragedy. It is also a comical and entertaining account of A Man Called Ove and his peculiar ways Ove's crazy antics with his neighbors and numerous outlandish conversations This feel good story will break your heart, so keep the tissues handy make you smile, and wish you had a friend like Ove. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
A Man Called Ove
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm! Meet Ove. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!
About the Author
How does a book by a Swedish author about a judgmental, impatient curmudgeon governed by strict routine and thinks he is surrounded by idiots become an international bestseller? Fredrik Backman, in his debut novel, has taken this anti-hero, Ove, and delivered a delightfully entertaining and often hilarious book. Enter a parade of characters, including a mangy cat, that keep him from achieving his goal time after time. There are no gray areas as far as he is concerned and only one way to do things from the food he eats daily, to the specific tools he uses, to the only kind of car he drives, a Saab. The discussion was led by the incomparable Betty Eich. She asked the group to define the major themes in the novel, and they quickly offered these four: identity, relationships, loss, and reasons to live.
For a few weeks or months, the book is all anyone can talk about and the only one the book clubs want to discuss. Suddenly, every talk show features a slightly nervous-looking writer, who has clearly never experienced anything even close to this level of attention before. And if you somehow managed to avoid reading them, you were hopelessly subjected to peer pressure at parties and in the office. Sometimes, though, book phenomenons can be a little more subtle. Instead of arriving like a thunderbolt and sucking all the oxygen out of every room, they build slowly, creeping in like fog until the whole room is filled with it. Fredrik Backman is a young Swedish writer, born in
Rune is now paralysed after suffering a stroke, and being cared for by his wife, Anita. Ove is depressed after losing his wife, Sonja, a schoolteacher, to cancer six months previously. Having worked at the same company for 43 years, he is pushed into retiring. His attempts to hang himself are repeatedly interrupted by Iranian immigrant Parvaneh, her Swedish husband Patrick and their two children, who are moving into the house across the street. During another suicide attempt, Ove flashes back to his childhood. His mother died when he was a child, leaving him alone with his quiet father, a mechanic at the train company.