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Jan 4, 2021
Such a good book. It made me cry so often.
Oct 25, 20205 out of 5 stars
I loved, loved, loved this story. A heartwarming tale that makes you ponder the ones in your life that you you cherish. To question yourself.....can I do more for the people I love. Nothing but positive thoughts after finishing. Backman's…
Oct 7, 20204.5 out of 5 stars
It can be a bit hard to follow the characters and the story Rolla coasters chronologically but it keeps you asking for more. Ove is someone we can all identify with, either personally or in a family member or friend. You'll laugh, say a…
Sep 22, 20205 out of 5 stars
You think you’re going to read something ordinary, maybe morose. That idea quickly vanishes once you fall deep underwater into the beautiful ocean that is the experience of living in this story. The characters, the plot devices, the man…
Sep 5, 20205 out of 5 stars
This book rocketed author Fredrik Backman to world-wide fame, and deservedly so. It's the story of a man whose wife has recently passed away, and finds re-connection thanks to a group of zany, concerned neighbors. Backman employs a…
Aug 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
Oh I laughed and I cried. This is a marvelous read.
Jul 23, 2020
I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh and it made me cry. The characters and situations were developed enough to understand them, but not in so much detail to make the story drag. I also watched the movie on Kanopy and enjoyed…
Jul 20, 20205 out of 5 stars
1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars[ 5 of 5 stars ] read [edit] "Well, in Whoville they say -- that the Grinch's heart grew three sizes that day." Dr. Seuss There is a lot of the Grinch in Fredrik Backman's 'Ove,' and also…
May 22, 20205 out of 5 stars
The movie is good too.
May 19, 20204.5 out of 5 stars
What a delight!! Read the book then see the film!! Highly recommend!! Kristi & Abby Tabby
Mar 17, 20204.5 out of 5 stars
“For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone.” When I started reading A Man Called Ove I was worried I might not like it. After all, I'd already tried to read The Story of Arthur Truluv: A…
Mar 10, 20205 out of 5 stars
This book is truly delightful. I listened to it during my daily work commute and ran the gambit of emotions during that time. Sometimes Ove made me mad, other times I was nodding my head in wholehearted agreement over his reactions to…
Feb 13, 20205 out of 5 stars
I won’t spend a lot of time reviewing this book. It seems like a relatively simple premise: old curmudgeon can’t stand anyone but people won’t leave him alone, no matter how hard he tries. But Backman makes sure that the reader can’t help…
Jan 28, 2020
Great book, really enjoyed it!
Jan 22, 20204.5 out of 5 stars
I was put off a bit at the beginning because of the author's tone toward Ove, but ended up really liking the book, especially because the author captures so well exactly how someone like Ove would think.
Dec 1, 20193 out of 5 stars
It made me cry at the end, it's sad to think that someone so methodically tries to think of ways to kill themselves but I was happy that things changed. I wasn't really interested in this book originally but so many patrons returned it to…
Nov 10, 2019
Recommended by EJ
Nov 7, 20195 out of 5 stars
A Man Called Ove explores themes of intergenerational connection, community, and aging. Backman's writing is full of fresh and unexpected descriptions that are often hilarious. His characters display the rich depth of everyday people. …
Aug 25, 20191 out of 5 stars
A terribly depressed, bitter, and mean "old man" (59!) unrealistically and unbelievably changes over the course of a few weeks because a couple with a pregnant woman, hapless husband and cute kids moves in next door, a young gay man needs…
Jul 15, 2019
Loved it. It is a slow revelation of one man's life and personality. Blended with funny quirky characters. Tragedy and comedy.
Jul 11, 20195 out of 5 stars
I had read My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry first and absolutely loved it, so when I started this one I didn't think I would like it as much but I did enjoy it and I absolutely loved the ending. I am looking forward to…
May 30, 20195 out of 5 stars
This is a lovely book. I couldn't put it down. I laughed and cried through all of it. Very heartwarming. And it especially makes you realize in this day and age that even if we look different, eat different, talk different, at the heart of…
May 17, 2019
May 10, 20193.5 out of 5 stars
It was a charming and wonderful read, however, it wasn’t exactly refreshing, was it? It’s not exactly new and we knew where this story would end up, so the question was how it happens. I liked it a great deal but, I usually reserve five…
Mar 16, 20195 out of 5 stars
When I began Reading A Man Called Ove, I thought to myself how glad I was that I had read all but one of Fredrick Backman's other books first. About halfway through A Man Called Ove I finally became engaged in the story. About three…