A Man Called Ove – by Fredrik Backman – the best book I’ve read in ages

I love this book. I’ve been nearing the end for quite a few days but was enjoying it so much I would only read a chapter a night.

I’ve just finished it and as I was reading the last few pages I had tears streaming down my face.

A Man Called Ove is a book about a very grumpy old man. A man who wants to die. As the book begins, Ove tries to do away with himself using various different methods, but fails due to the interference of his neighbours.

I don’t want to give away too much of the story as it is a great read and I would recommend it to anyone. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

It is a book about life, about the things that people experience to make them who they are, it is a book about family (not just those that are blood relatives but those that make it their business to stand by your side), it is about kindness, about standing up for what’s right, it’s about sadness, loss and grief, about getting older and looking out for one another. It’s about history and memories and love.

It is funny and moving and uplifting and sad and so many things in between. I don’t even know if I can do it justice with my words.

I’m still wiping my nose from the earlier tears. This book has taken my breath away.

The above link is my first attempt to use Amazon Affliliates – if you use the link above to buy this book – or in fact anything else on Amazon I get a small percentage. That’s not my main reason for writing this though as I am doing so because I’m blown away by the book. 

Please comment so I know I'm not alone out here!

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