Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a delightful book! Ove, a curmudgeon, never disappoints.....he releases his scorn, his bad temperament, and his set-in-stone opinions on everyone. Yet, there is a sort of charm in this "old" guy. (I kept imagining a man in his eighties but it turns out he's only in his late fifties.)

The joy I found reading this book was similar to when I read "The Elegance of the Hedgehog." Both books' main characters are unusual in the sense that they are atypical and opinionated yet somehow endearing.

There are many laugh-out-loud moments in this book that just highlight the personality traits of Ove. I am glad I listened to someone who recommended it; otherwise I would have missed a really enjoyable book!

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