A Man Called Ove Book Reviews

Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Book Summary

Now a major motion picture A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks!

#1 New York Times bestseller—more than 3 million copies sold!

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.

Fredrik Backman’s beloved first 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).

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Book Name A Man Called Ove
Genre Literary Fiction
Language English
E-Book Size 9.05 MB

A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman) Book Reviews 2024

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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!!!!!!!

An unexpected delight. A true feel good story that burrows into you before you know it and takes you along for a marvelous ride

Mr Cranky Pants. I laughed. I cried. I had an urge to buy a Saab.

Loved Ove!. Wonderful book!

A Man Called Ove. Great story, woven together with clues about what happens. Laugh, cringe, cry! Respected Ove, his deeds spoke much louder then his words.

A Man Called Ove. After reading this book I need to read everything from this author. He is just too good!

Heart warming. I loved this book so much!

Amazing characters. I love this book. A bit rambling at times, but it comes together beautifully.

Touching.. I had a really hard time getting into this book at first. Took about 10 chapters. It’s VERY descriptive. If you can understand that Ove is very much autistic, then it helps it get better. The love story of him & Sonja reminded me of the Disney movie UP. The end had me crying. All in all very good read.

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.

Delightful and moving. A wonderful tale of a man….

Moving. Touching, funny, tragic, heartwarming.

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!

Want more. A book about life. Beautiful.

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. This book will touch your heart in ways you did not know you needed.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. 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.

Gets interesting towards the end. A bit too slow and way too detailed for my taste, especially in the beginning. I had to skip through a few chapters. But even as I did, the humor jumped out.

Yes.. Just yes 🙌

Laughter and Tenderness. Ove 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.

A man called Ove. Brilliant. 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!

Tears and laughs. This 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

A man called ove. Fabulous

Love this book!. Best book I’ve read in a while…the characters are amazing as the author brings them to life. Loved this book!

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.

Slow plot. Not my favorite read, while the book was beautifully written, I found the plot line slow and uninteresting.

As unconventional as it is endearing. An unconventional read. Laborious at times, but held together by endearing characters. Ove is a reminder that there is more to people than meets the eye. And one that navigates a triumphant arc of love as it overcomes loss.

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.

Marvelous and original. Can 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.

Emotional roller coaster. Let’s just say I cried through the last 5 or 6 chapters. No wonder Fredrik Backman became so well known for this book!

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

Ove. A well written character study with a cast of fascinating characters.

John. I loved this book. The author is a wise and gifted at creating complex & deeply flawed characters whom you will grow to love.

Loved every second. Beautiful and touching! Worth the read!!

An absolutely wonderful book.. … as I said, an absolutely wonderful book.

Incredible book. This 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

All the Feels. This 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!

Fabulous. A must read. Couldn’t put it down.

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!!

My new favorite book!. It made me laugh (harder than I can ever remember), it made me cry (harder than I have in a long time). It’s truly touching and delightful.

Great. This was a heart warming book. Loved every second of it.

Loved it!. All the feelings! This is an absolutely fabulous story.

Didn’t care for it. I 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!

An Amazing Journey. A 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.

A great book. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Hard to believe a book about suicide can be both hilarious and heartwarming.

Must read. One of the best books I’ve ever read. And I’m a very serious an avid reader.

Heartwarming and Uplifting. What 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!

Simple and so profound. Beautiful and meaningful

Perfect. What can I say? It’s wonderful! Read for yourself.

Underwhelmed. Meh

A man called Ove. Currently reading this and loving every page!

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Summary of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The A Man Called Ove book written by Fredrik Backman was published on 15 July 2014, Tuesday in the Literary Fiction category. A total of 3,714 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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