Death is a strange thing. We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone 👴🏼🐈🚙
What an excellent book! How can a book about a grumpy old man make you happy, and laugh out loud at times? Read it, and find out.
It‘s about life, death, and everything in between. It touches on many of today‘s issues, experienced through the eyes of Ove. This is definitely one of my favorite books this year!
I can't believe it's been 6 months since I posted last on litsy. And 5 months since I last read a book! I've never gone more than a week without reading a novel. What happened to me?! 😨
I guess I have to join some readathons to catch up.😁
I'm breaking my unintentional book break with this one here!
This book. I love it for so many reasons, but could do without the crying on public transportation.
This is a book that touched me. I found it unexpectedly funny at times and I loved the message of small connections making a great impact in people‘s lives. I have enjoyed all of Mr Backman‘s books that I have read, they are ‘keepers‘ on my bookshelves!
Perhaps it is time for a re-read? 🤔
This was a toss up between Pick and So-So. It was very slow and dry like Ove's character was. There wasn't much substance but the story had a cute message. Grumpy old Ove clearly wasn't meant to die no matter how hard he tried. He ended up being needed and finding purpose after his wife died. Great ending.
Ran around way too much yesterday so today I am relaxing and finishing this one!
Brilliantly bitter and lovable Ove stole my heart. This tale reminds me of the old fella in the movie UP won over by an eager boy scout...in OVE a sad lonely man is won over by a whole neighborhood. If you can look past some very dark themes its an absolutely sweet read about a man with a big heart.
Hello beautiful!! 😍 I finally watched the Swedish movie adaptation of A Man Called Ove last night, and today I decided to pospone all blog obligations, put my current reads on hold and pick up my copy of A Man Called Ove for a long overdue reread instead. ❤ I'm so excited to be meeting favorite character Ove again and I can't wait to compare the original story to the movie afterwards while memories are still fresh. 😁
Was quite amusing for me because I'm the same grumpy sod that actually tugs the door handles 3 times to check?? . My soul was singing at the jab and diss at the stupid "you have to be Miss Rainbow to make and be good" cliche....nope...grumpy,swearing and still be good!"People had always said that Ove was “bitter.” But he wasn‘t bloody bitter. He just didn‘t go around grinning the whole time. Did that mean one had to be treated like a criminal?"
I loved this book so much! It was basically an adult version of UP. It was really cool seeing how differently Ove sees the world and how true to himself he always was. Even though it didn‘t make him the most pleasant person to be around.
This book was beautiful. Ove is a grumpy old man. It's clear as to why and you love him because of the why. The writing is somber and comical. It's simple and meaningful. Ove is a man that feels tangible and it feels very much so like a loss to end the book and his story.
This book didnt make me anxious to change pages. Instead, it caught my breath and gave me pause multiple times. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
"We fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone."
It's embarrassing really, how much I cried over this book. I feel like everybody knows and loves an Ove, or at least I do. I liked the authors writing style and I'll be checking out more of his works.
Hey @Meghan1 look what I started! So excited 😊