A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove,   a novel by Fredrik Backman is a fictional story about what most people would call a grumpy old man. And he is – a grumpy old man.  In fact, he was fairly grumpy all his life.  After the loss of the only bright spot in his life, Ove takes matters into his own hands to put an end to the bother of all the stupid, annoying people around him.  Ove knows there is only one way – his way.

Ove’s childhood has left him excessive, obsessive and miserable with unending, unbending routines and unwavering principles.

You might wonder then, who would want to read this sad tale?  Well, this is one book you don’t want to miss!  Fredrik Backman tells a story that will make you laugh, cry, shake your head in disbelief and be very sorry to reach the end. Every character in A Man Called Ove   is carefully developed early in the story and each one becomes a major part in finding the soft spot in the heart of this seemingly cold, uncaring, grumpy old man.

Fredrik Backman’s story of the life of the angry old man next store and the cat he despises will keep you very entertained from beginning to end.

A Man Called Ove, (affiliate link)  by Fredrik Backman, Copyright 2012

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