A Man Called Ove: A Novel
3 journalers for this copy...
I picked this book up from the Little Free Library on West Fringetree Street,
Boise, ID, 83713
About the Book:
Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door.
An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life.
After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms.
This powerfully tender and honest book had me in tears, more than once!
I found it to be honest and funny, and given the storyline centres around grief, the humour in it is quite a feat.
I had heard a lot of great reviews about this, so I was hoping not to be disappointed, but it really did catch me by surprise just how good it was.
Very refreshing to read something so direct and honest.
Will be reading more from this author.
Released as part of the ● US~Canada Wishlist Tag● ☆ 2017
Updated November 1, 2018
I agreed with everything J4shaw said. I also shed a few tears. I love the angry old sod who has such a big heart. He is a sweet teddy bear. I adore the author, his humorous and always on point narration and the quirky and lovable characters. Despite all the hype, the book still exceeded my expectation.
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