A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman (Reviewed by Rochelle)

About Book:

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”.

Publication Date:  July 15, 2014

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

About Author:

Fredrik Backman, a blogger and columnist, is the New York Times bestselling author of A MAN CALLED OVE and MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE’S SORRY. Both were number one bestsellers in his native Sweden and around the world, and are being published in more than thirty five territories. His latest novel is BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE. He lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.

My Review:

I honestly didn’t get into this book as much as I would have liked.  It definitely wasn’t my type of book, but I thought why not, give it a try and change it up a little in my readying habits.

This book deals with dark subject matter at times, when one can see only one way out of his loss and loneliness.  Depression among the elderly or people dealing with the loss of a partner is very real, a problem that often goes undetected.  About have way through the book.. it was good, and it had some funny parts, but it was not my type of read.  After looking at some reviews and they were giving (5 stars), I was not loving it, I did give it (4 stars, but it wasn’t nothing special.  I felt that this book dealt with a grumpy old man who only seemed to deal dwell on the childhood and past.  I also found that this book was a little long and seemed to drag on.  Although I found in some parts of this book that it was a powerful reminder that everyone we come in contact with is more that meets the eye.


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