Holly’s Book Review: A Man Called Ove

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m not sure about this book. I’m sure if I listened to the audio version it would’ve been better. My inner reading voice had a British accent which was interesting. At times the story was funny and other times I just wanted to quit reading it. Even though this was not a book for me, it might be for you. Happy reading my friends.

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Book Summary:

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.

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Sheila Englishhttp://sheilaenglish.com
Award-winning author of short stories and comic books. Telly award-winning producer and director of many book trailers.

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