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A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!Meet Ove. Hes a curmudgeonthe 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 doesnt 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 Oves 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. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrews Last Stand, Fredrik Backmans novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. If there was an award for Most Charming Book of the Year, this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down (Booklist, starred review).
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HappilyEverKrafter
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Can Fredrik Backman do no wrong?!

I ADORE his books. I‘ve read “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She‘s Sorry,” “Britt-Marie was Here,” “Beartown,” “Us Against You,” “Anxious People,” and now “A Man Called Ove.” He just writes with such a lovely, funny, gut wrenching style. If you are just looking for a *good* book, get one of these.

My favorite is “Anxious People.”

IuliaC I totally agree, great author! I loved "Anxious People" too! 1w
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amb_morg
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1.5 ⭐
I wanted to like it, especially with all the great reviews. But I was a struggle to get into and stay invested in. Also it was hard to believe he was a man in his 50s. He reminded me more of my Gradmother (in her 90s)

Kdgordon88 I share your unpopular opinion. I had read a blurb saying how funny it was and I didn‘t find it funny at all. 2w
amb_morg Glad I'm not alone!! 2w
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Another_bibliophile
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Can I get another book like this in my lifetime?
Not possible
Best book ever read and never gonna find a similar one
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Beachgirl
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I just started this highly recommended one found in Booktube. I think we all know an “Ove” . It‘s supposed to be a tearjerker and break your heart. Let‘s see if I can bear it 🥺#booktube #booktuberecommendation #fredrikbackman

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Bethanyroe
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What an incredibly sweet and precious book. Themes: you never know what‘s going on beneath the surface of someone‘s hard exterior, and the power of persistent love and acceptance can change everything.

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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Gran Torino

Cortg There's a Swedish-Norwegian production from 2015/2016 that was well done. 3mo
TheSpineView @Cortg 👍🤩😊 3mo
Klou Perfect! 3mo
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Lindsbooklover93
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I listened to A Man Called Ove on audio. It was really good and a very emotional read. I couldn't put it down. #litsy #booklover #audio

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If you haven‘t read this wonderful heartwarming book yet, the ebook is now on sale. This became one of my favorite books ever instantaneously.

maich It is awesome and funny. I recommend it too! 3mo
bookishdawg The audiobook narrated by George Newbern is wonderful too 👍🏻 3mo
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DavidDiamond
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As an employee of Sony Pictures and a fan of Fredrik Backman, I couldn‘t be more excited!

jlhammar The Swedish adaptation of A Man Called Ove was wonderful. Look forward to seeing what they do with this one. 3mo
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Well, three years later I finally pulled this off my TBR shelf and gave it a read. It confirms my belief that every book has its time. Turns out I ended up liking this book once I got past the first sentence. Several laugh out loud spots and several teary-eyed spots. Highly recommend.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I definitely pictured him much older. 4mo
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MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward
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Is there a safe word for this??? 😭

“The greatest fear of death is that it will pass us by.” A remarkable tale. Not unusual, but remarkable in its ability to snare every emotion along the way.

#fredrikbackman #romance #fiction #love #audiobook

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MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward
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Listening to A Man Called Ove and admiring this list of titles coming available. I‘m a student, so my lists don‘t get as impressive as some. These should release just as the one prior is being finished and I am just…. So stoked!

Thank you everyone for all your thoughts and recommendations! 🥰🙇‍♀️

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GinaKButler
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Starting my #doubleslpin today! It‘s also on my 22 of ‘22 which focuses on backlist books I‘d like to read.

So many people I know loved this one, glad to have the nudge to start it! @TheAromaofBooks

#bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Hope you love it!! 4mo
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j.anne
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10/10

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BethHagey
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*****

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Rachiiebookdragon
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A bittersweet book. 4/5 Read for #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021

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BooksNBowls
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman

And time is a curious thing. Most of us only live for the time that lies right ahead of us. A few day, weeks, years. One of the most painful moments in a person‘s life probably comes with the insight that an age has been reached when there is more to look back on than ahead. And when time no longer lies ahead of one, other things have to be lived for. ⬇️⬇️

BooksNBowls Memories, perhaps. Afternoons in the sun with someone‘s hand clutched in one‘s own. The fragrance of flowerbeds in fresh bloom. Sunday‘s in a café. Grandchildren, perhaps. One finds a way of living for the sake of someone else‘s future. And it wasn‘t as if Ove also died when Sonja left him. He just stopped living. Grief is a strange thing. 5mo
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BooksNBowls
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Ove is a miserable, grumpy old Scrooge set in his ways.. and then a young couple move in next door and suddenly there‘s a small spark in the old man again. As I was reading I felt as if I were peeling an onion, revealing more and deeper layers of his story, all the while finding the old man growing on me, as he does all the characters in the book. Love is a very strange thing after all.

JenniferEgnor There‘s a movie for this now. I haven‘t seen it yet, have you? 5mo
BooksNBowls @JenniferEgnor no I didn‘t even know there was a movie! But I was thinking it would make for a great film while I was reading! I‘ll check it out! 5mo
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BooksNBowls
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Hey Litsy fam! I‘m back!! Honestly taken a break from reading the past 6 months or so but I‘m a stay at home mom again so I‘ll have plenty of time in 2022! Please leave me some recommendations of what I should jump into reading! This is what I picked up today, hope it‘s good!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed this one! Have you read ? 5mo
BooksNBowls @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the only one I haven‘t read is Vox! Not something I‘d probably pick up but I‘m willing to try it!! 5mo
BooksNBowls @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sounds like it would make me very angry to read it haha I will see if my library has it this week! 5mo
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LeslieO
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#ThisWeekinNewBooks : I browsed at the library and picked out three books that sounded good that I‘ve never heard of, like back in the day; on the way out bought 2 used books; 2 #BOTM. Let‘s hope wishing on a star really does help me get thru my #TBR

A note on the tagged book: I‘ve heard it‘s about an old curmudgeon and I love an old curmudgeon! The first line says he‘s 59! I guess he‘s just a curmudgeon because 59 is not old!

Hooked_on_books He‘s definitely written as older than 59. I read it quite some time ago and I would‘ve said 89. But I agree, 59 is not old! 6mo
EvieBee That‘s not old lol! 6mo
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KassBrown
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Such a sweet and thought provoking novel about life and people. I loved Ove and enjoyed every minute I spent with him!

TiredLibrarian I just checked this out from the library; haven't started it yet, but I loved the movie! 6mo
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LittlebearReads
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I know I‘m late to the Backman party, but I sure am glad I‘m here now! “A Man Called Ove” was really sweet, and pretty much what I expected in terms of tone (based on “Anxious People”). I also found a lot of the cultural idosyncracies pretty relatable to me—an originally Danish person—but I could see how some aspects would read less funnily to non-Scandinavian folks.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫Gruff old curmudgeon with a good heart—the book intersperses stories of pivotal experiences in his past and introduces new acquaintances who force him to grow in the present. It started a little rough for me, and I could have done without the gross caricature treatment of a fat character. A lot of his development came through the insistent engagement of others and not from Ove. But there were heartwarming parts and overall I enjoyed it.

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carlthecattt
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It‘s been a while since I really felt like I knew a character, but this book really did it for me.
Ove reminds me so much of my late Grandpa Mel, both men can be described as hard headed, set in their ways, fiercely loving, and above all treasured.
These characters were so well written and you felt like you were right there in the mix the entire time.
All I have to say is: go read it right now.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I wanted Ove to be my grandpa 🥰 8mo
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carlthecattt
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I‘m on a Fredrik Backman kick lately, and this one is not disappointing in the slightest.
I‘m loving this old grumpy man who just wants to carry out a plan, but everything is getting in his way.
If you haven‘t taken a chance on Backman you should, his style of writing is genius, and I love all the sarcasm and bluntness he puts into all of his characters.

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Johnanthonymiller
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I loved this book. Ove is such a great character - the grumpy old man with a heart of gold. We all know someone just like him.

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Rainy evenings call for a comfy chair and the next book on my to be read list. 🤓

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 6mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: As Good As It Gets

Klou Great choice! 9mo
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DrexEdit
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So many people have already read this book. I don't feel I need to do any kind of summary of it here! I saw the movie a few years ago and have been meaning to read the book ever since. Now that I have I can say that the movie is very very faithful to the book. So I knew what was coming. I knew the ending. Did that stop me from sobbing at the ending? No. No, it did not. 5 ⭐ 😭

DrexEdit I totally forgot that this was my #bookspin book for August! Another one bites the #TBR dust! @TheAromaofBooks 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book when I read it last year, and it ended up being one of my favorites for the year! 9mo
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Ddzmini
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I have to say that not many books have a flow that allows the reader to enjoy and feel the characters as a living energy. This author has several book in which this is the case. Although I haven‘t been able to keep track of this app (due to medical issues) I have to say every time he gets me feeling and rooting for his character and their struggles 🥰

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DrexEdit
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OK, I'm late posting again, but I got there in the end, right?! :-)

Looking forward to these two. I hope as a graphic novel that March will go quickly. I have the three book set so my intention is to read all three, but I want to at least get through one.

Lots of other reading commitments and library lists to juggle this month. We'll have to see how things go!

@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #doublespin

Zoes_Human I absolutely loved A Man Called Ove. At first I wasn't sure I was going to, but I really did. 10mo
DrexEdit @Zoes_Human I‘m looking forward to it! One of those books that feels like I‘m the only person who hasn‘t read it! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 10mo
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BekaReid
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I was afraid this book wouldn't live up to all of the hype surrounding it and put off reading it for a long time. Well, it's good. I laughed. I cried. (Also, I loved the Cat Annoyance ☺️.)

Leftcoastzen Awww!😻 10mo
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Edecmcl
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I laughed and cried and fell in love with the characters. Really good!

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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This book lived up to the hype! I am a major Backman fan!!

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rsteve388
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Look what just came in the mail! Thank you! @AvidlyAlexis #LitsyLoveBookTrade #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🎉🎊👏🏻 11mo
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AlisBookNookCorner
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https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/06/23/a-man-called-ove-by-fredrik-bac...

What an emotional book this turned out to be. I loved Ove! I had a difficult time putting this one down, I was completely captivated by Ove's life. This story was sad, funny, but most of all wondrous. Ove was so much more than met the eye, unfolding so many layers of a wonderful character. Great read.

freeatlast1137 I loved this book so much! Definitely one of my favorites. 11mo
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pilardib
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At least I finished it.

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Jody3
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A Man Called Ove was a book I found unexpectedly delightful. The author has a wonderful way of capturing the reader‘s interest with wonderful characters that find themselves in hilarious situations. The book A Man Called Ove does indeed start with Ove trying to take his life and continuously being interrupted by his new neighbors. But, this story is so much more than that. Ove ends up having a profound impact on the life of everyone he meets.

Elizabeth2 One of my favorite reads! I ❤️ Ove! 11mo
Tattooedteacher I read this a while ago and it‘s one of those books that sticks with me still. 11mo
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ashleyn
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Similar to Anxious People I was slow to be engaged. The last 3/4 I couldn't put it down and it wrecked me in the end. Loved it!

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DavidDiamond
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Another wonderful story by Fredrik Backman about a grumpy old man and the people who insert themselves into his life whether he likes it or not. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll come to love a man called Ove.

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lanecannon
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Such a beautiful well written story.

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This is awesome. This is a story of a grumpy old man and it fiddles between his past and the present. Reading this is such a heart warming experience, as the story goes by you feel you are living next door to all those characters. It will never leave my heart, the feelings stay with me forever. Ove , we really miss you .

LaraReads Yes! To all of this! Love him! 💕 And all the characters in this book! 12mo
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MelHopton
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He is so curmudgeonly but there is something really loveable about him, something about that inherent kindness and gruffness. I love the way the book deals with grief and loss, and how Ove focuses on that every day, but almost inadvertently makes wonderful friends and changes people's lives for the better. Then he is slowly led to realise he doesn't want to die anymore. Life affirming and beautiful.

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Reading "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrick Backman. I loved "Anxious People " about halfway through and this book has really drawn me in. Usually I enjoy thrillers, so not my usual book. Anyone else read? Thoughts,

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pilardib
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I really want to like this book but so far it's 😪😫😒😧

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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I sincerely loved this book. Grant character. Now this Saab vs Volvo thing will stick in my head. I loved the styling of the Saab, such a cool car. The side characters (and how Ove affected their lives) were interesting too. I especially enjoyed Cat Annoyance and Parvaneh. 4⭐️

JanuarieTimewalker13 Book 5 2021, The Shizzle Book Club read #3 for 2021. (edited) 12mo
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TiminCalifornia
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Mr. Plumpy here gives full approval to Cat Annoyance, the cat in the book, but only found the story to be so-so. Charming slipped into syrupy and the characters were all one dimensional. Left me with a strong impression of bureaucracy run amok in Sweden but I'm keeping in mind that Ove was not exactly a reliable narrator.

#bookspin
#catsoflitsy

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