A Man Called OveFredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Book Summary

In this New York Times bestselling “charming debut” (People)—soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks—from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, 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.

A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).

A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman) Book Reviews

Outstanding!This book was written with so much meaning! I loved every minute of it! I laughed out loud and cried a lot too. It is such a meaningful story and I really thought all the characters were amazing. This author is awesome! I felt like I knew all the characters personally. Loved this book!!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

A Man Called OveAfter reading this book I need to read everything from this author. He is just too good!.Score: 4/5

A man called OveLovely story of compassion, forgiveness, and patience. A lesson for every person to look beyond judgement and display empathy..Score: 5/5

A Man Named OveThis book was easy to read, I loved Ove’s personality..Score: 5/5

FabulousA must read. Couldn’t put it down..Score: 5/5

Incredible bookThis is by far the only book that cracked me up and burst me in tears.Great story that makes you think about your relationship. I totally recommend this book ,don’t miss this masterpiece.Score: 5/5

ExcellentThis book really drew me in. I've been doing a book club for over a year and this is the first one that I finished. The story is so pure and real. Everyone either knows a character like Ove or can relate to him..Score: 5/5

An Amazing JourneyA Man Called Ove captures the essence of the grief Ove goes through after losing the love of his life. The story takes us through his ups and downs as he realizes that maybe, it’s not the end of the world yet. A tremendous read that I’d recommend to anyone..Score: 5/5

A man called oveLoved this.Score: 5/5

EXCELLENT READ This was by far the best novel that I have read to date. I literally felt like I was one of the neighbors that lived in that row of houses. I actually laughed and I cried. I enjoyed every bit of this book!.Score: 5/5

Marvelous and originalCan a grief filled, socially inept man who only wants to end his life find any salvation in human relationships almost at his doorstep? Can any of this be the basis of an incredibly heartwarming and continuously humorous story? You will enjoy the wit, the characters and the slow build towards the inevitable. A truly original piece of work..Score: 5/5

Good book 💕A story of love and unlikely friendships, where houses and cars symbolize the character of the people who own them. Characters I will remember fondly..Score: 4/5

JohnI loved this book. The author is a wise and gifted at creating complex & deeply flawed characters whom you will grow to love..Score: 5/5

My heart is full.I had the biggest dumbest smile slapped across my face reading the last few chapters of this book. Even found myself kicking with glee at some parts. This book is excellent—heartwarming, funny, equal parts light and heavy. You will feel so many things. But most importantly, it will make your heart feel full..Score: 5/5

Best!Wonderful book!.Score: 5/5

A classic.I never would have thought that I’d read a book from start to end with a box of tissue by my side. This book is definitely a favorite from here on after. Double thumbs up dont give it justice at all. It is a must read!!.Score: 5/5

A Man Called OveShows how simple caring and not just assuming that a person is what they seem outwardly can bring a joy and new life for all being touched- there is always a back story behind how a person is..Score: 5/5

A man called OveBrilliant. Heartfelt story. Most men will be able to relate to Ove somewhat or someone like him. He is your worst nightmare as an HOA president though!.Score: 5/5

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️My dad would have liked this book..When the writer can make you laugh and cry in the same manuscript I think he has done his job admirably. And I’m more of a dog person really but I like this cat..Score: 5/5

Didn’t care for itI was really hoping to like this book. Most reviews are great. I couldn’t get into it. The writing was good but the story line didn’t grab or keep me. I got through 2/3 of the book and gave up. I really wanted to like this one!.Score: 2/5

I’veWonderful book, laughed throughout, have known more than one man who sounds like Ove..Score: 5/5

Must readOne of the best books I’ve ever read. And I’m a very serious an avid reader..Score: 5/5

Great story!Oh my gosh, I laughed, I cried. A must read. Hope I remember to read it again some years down the road..Score: 5/5

OvePossibly the best book I’ve ever read. Well actually I borrowed the audiobook I love to hear Mr. Backman’s words..Score: 5/5

MovingTouching, funny, tragic, heartwarming..Score: 5/5

Grumpier old manDifferent style of writing. Found I could read in brief spurts a still enjoy the book..Score: 4/5

BetterNot at all what I expected. Much better!.Score: 5/5

Delightful and movingA wonderful tale of a man…..Score: 5/5

OvaReading this book was a dichotomy of emotions, sadness, joy, fear, laughter. We all know someone like Ova, and we may even become Ova. One of those books which makes you sad when you are nearing the end, because it will run out of pages....Score: 5/5

Tears and laughsThis book left me quickly crying on a plane. I was drawn in by the grumpy observations of a simple old man and had my heart wretched by beautiful human connection.Score: 5/5

Incredibly moving read….One of the best works of fiction I have read. A truly touching and heart rending story, with a breadth of knowledge and insight into humanity, grief, love, and hope..Score: 5/5

All the FeelsThis book had me laughing, crying, caring and understanding! It’s very rare that a book keeps you so entertained and emotionally invested. So worth reading!.Score: 5/5

A Man Called OveGreat story, woven together with clues about what happens. Laugh, cringe, cry! Respected Ove, his deeds spoke much louder then his words..Score: 4/5

Amazing charactersI love this book. A bit rambling at times, but it comes together beautifully..Score: 5/5

A man called oveFabulous.Score: 5/5

Great biokIt’s just a really good book, it tugs at your heart strings in a way you wouldn’t expect and Ove is really funny..Score: 5/5

BeautifulAbsolutely beautiful. This book will touch your heart in ways you did not know you needed..Score: 5/5

Loved Ove!Wonderful book!.Score: 5/5

Simple and so profoundBeautiful and meaningful.Score: 5/5

An unexpected delightA true feel good story that burrows into you before you know it and takes you along for a marvelous ride.Score: 5/5

Heartwarming and UpliftingWhat a touching story about humanity and love. It will warm your heart as you speed through this book. You can’t put it down. Not surprised it’s set to be a movie!.Score: 5/5

Laughter and TendernessOve is a lovable curmudgeon. The story weaves the tale from the past to the present time. You will laugh and cry as Ove discovers the meaning of living..Score: 5/5

Not my usual genreI connected immediately to Ove and enjoyed every page. I laughed....often. And I cried. Great book. Definitely read!.Score: 5/5

UghTerrible flow to this book. Didn’t keep my interest at all..Score: 1/5

Want moreA book about life. Beautiful..Score: 5/5

A Man Called OveThis book kept me guessing. In part because of events I didn’t see coming. In part , due to difficulty adjusting to the writing style. There were some parts I wish I could delete all together; but mostly, it was a slow build leading to a satisfying gift at the end. Well worth the journey!.Score: 4/5

Loved it!All the feelings! This is an absolutely fabulous story..Score: 5/5

Must ReadI fell in love with the characters. This book was beyond amazing. I will be reading it again before the year is done..Score: 5/5

Heart warmingI loved this book so much!.Score: 5/5

It’s in awful shape, due to lack of editing.This book was pretty funny and probably just about anyone can relate to dealing with someone like Ove. The problem is in the lack of editing- what a mess. I cannot believe Simon & Schuster allowed this to go to press in such condition. The tense constantly flip flops between past and present, even sometimes, in the same sentence so it's very distracting, hindering the reading process. Another example of the poor editing is as Ove converses with another person, this person is a 'he' one minute and a 'she' the next. No continuity and causes more confusion. I couldn't bring myself to finish it, despite enjoying the content. If they couldn't be bothered with producing a professional book, it doesn't deserve my attention..Score: 2/5

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Book Name:
A Man Called Ove
Book Language:
English
Book Category:
Books, Fiction & Literature
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Book ID:
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Book Release Date:
2014-07-15
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