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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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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! 3w
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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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fredthemoose
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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 🥰 2mo
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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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katiekat311
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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!🙂 4d
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: As Good As It Gets

Klou Great choice! 3mo
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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 3mo
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! 3mo
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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. 4mo
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! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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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!😻 4mo
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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 📚🎉🎊👏🏻 5mo
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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. 5mo
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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! 5mo
Tattooedteacher I read this a while ago and it‘s one of those books that sticks with me still. 5mo
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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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Vinu2
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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! 6mo
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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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northdust
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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) 7mo
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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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Shades of summer!!

#bookshelf

Shievad I‘ve loved every book of his I‘ve read so far. 7mo
CharismaRaven13 I listened to the audiobook and it was amazing! 7mo
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UwannaPublishme Love Ove! 🙌🏻 7mo
zguta Great story 7mo
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Mdion1993
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A crotchety old man, fed up with life and determined to commit suicide, finds each attempt interrupted by the needs and requests of his “idiot” neighbors. A darkly humorous book, AMCO asks the reader to consider what makes life worth living. I love Backman‘s writing style! Using comedy to tell surprisingly poignant stories with dark, often tragic themes, Backman explores how our relationships with strangers can change our lives in unexpected ways.

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BeeMagical
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Book 43📚 - 5⭐️
Now I understand all the amazing reviews about this book😩 It is so gosh darn cute and heartwarming❤️
Ove is such a character! You can‘t help but love and chuckle at him😂❤️

IuliaC A lovely one ❤ 7mo
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Addison_Reads
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#SpringSentiments Day 18 @Eggs

Ove's character is #Disconsolate, but his character does evolve, which is fun to watch.

Eggs Loved the film as well👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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HeatherBlue
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Super late getting to this book, but I pretty much loved everything about it...especially the Cat Annoyance 😂

Prairiegirl_reading Every time I see someone reading that book I just think aww Ove 🥰 it‘s the kind of book I want to read for the first time all over again. 8mo
Shievad One of my all time favorite books and authors. The movie was pretty true to the book. 8mo
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Susanita
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1. I thought about that for the Hobbit reread but didn‘t have my act together.
2. It‘s helpful for unfamiliar names as in the tagged book. Sometimes the audiobook is available when the ebook isn‘t. It‘s fun for the accents when a book is set in Scotland or Australia. It‘s something to listen to on my walks when I‘m out of podcasts.
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💙🎧📖 8mo
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TiminCalifornia
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Tagged is my #bookspin for April. My #doublespin is a book my office is reading so that was lucky as I‘d be reading it anyway.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
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NotPrunes
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This book was so good I ordered a copy for my sister, too. Actually, I‘m a little jealous: I had a borrowed ebook from the library.

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maleahrae
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I have never read a book by Fredrik Bachman before this one. Turns out I LOVE his writing. He's so funny and heart-felt. Are all his books wriiten like this??

BennettBookworm Yes!! 8mo
maleahrae @BennettBookworm Do you recommend a particular one (or ones) to read next? 8mo
Soubhiville I would suggest Brit Marie or My grandmother asked me to tell you she‘s sorry next. I‘ve loved all his novels except the most recent one. 8mo
rwmg Although either can be read as a stand alone, I would recommend reading My Grandmother .... first, since Brit Marie follows a minor character in Myy Grandmother after the events in that book 8mo
BennettBookworm Agreed! My grandmother is a good one to read next! Beartown and Us Against You (sequel to Beartown) are really well done and in his same style, but deal with the heavier subject matter of rape. 8mo
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EatSleepRead
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Audiobook pick:
Great novel. I made the mistake of finishing it at the gym.. lol! Tearing up in public and all...oh well 😆

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HelenaLW
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4/5

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Simplykellyk
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When I first started this book, I was like oh my goodness what I have I done. Ove is a grumpy old man and kinda unpleasant. But the more I read, the more I grew to love Ove and didn‘t want the book to end 💙

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aphrodite.bookclub
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Today's #bookmail 😍 So many great titles!

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Mrs.C
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In Sweden a man called Ove is described as a curmudgeon who is dealing with his grief but finds comfort and healing in unlikely places.
I want to give this book all of the stars! 5⭐️
Before reading it I read reviews about how people laughed and cried and how heartfelt the story was. I honestly don‘t know that I can give a better review. I sobbed through the last few chapters because it was such a beautiful story.

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Mrs.C
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I have a new favorite word, curmudgeon! Loving this book, I love Ove.

Kloves2read I loved this book! 🥰 9mo
LaraReads It‘s just so heartfelt! 9mo
Mrs.C @LaraReads yes! I couldn‘t agree more! 9mo
Mrs.C @LaraReads I‘ve read multiple of his books, I‘m not surprised that this one is great too! 9mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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3-10-21: My 25th finished book of 2021! I wasn‘t sure about Ove at first. He‘s a curmudgeon but as this story unfolds you see his true heart. Mr. Backman has written a unique cast of characters that bring out the best in Ove. #amancalledove #fredrikbackman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣2️⃣5️⃣

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rachelsbrittain
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I'm not crying, you're crying. A curmudgeonly old man ready to die is essentially adopted by his new (and old) neighbors against his will--or so he will continue to tell them. God, this character and this book wormed its way into my heart. I guess I'm gonna have to go ahead and read all of Backman's books now if the first two I've read are this good.

rachelm This is my favorite of his ❤️ second favorite is probably 9mo
wanderinglynn Love this story. Also love Britt-Marie & My Grandmother. 💜 9mo
kspenmoll Such a story... 9mo
Laughterhp Ooh I‘ll have to bump this one up on my TBR 9mo
Megabooks I loved this, Anxious People, and 9mo
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Jemgirl2014
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A brilliant story about grief, rediscovering one's purpose in life, and finding love in unexpected places. "A Man Called Ove" has caught my heart in the most wonderful way. It was well worth the month long library wait list. I cannot wait to discover more by this author!

kspenmoll Such a wonderful book!!!❤️💙💜 9mo
Jemgirl2014 @kspenmoll It really is! I need to watch the movie on Prime and I can't wait for the one starring Tom Hanks! 9mo
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ferskner
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Another book I loved much more than I expected! It wasn't that I thought I'd dislike it, but I've seen it compared to many books I don't like so I wasn't prepared for the edge to this story. Fredrik Backman isn't playing around, but he does it in the kindest way possible. (Extra points for relevant discussions of current Scandinavian issues subtly layered into the story.)

#mmdchallenge #bookintranslation #litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia

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NormaT
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I tried to not finish this book. Ove was so sarcastic, rude, ill-tempered. But then his sarcasm became my Pandemic outlet. His rudeness and bad temper made sense, it was the other people that deserved his ire. You learn that his wife who he adored had died. He wants to die to be with her and is determined to kill himself; but he is unconsciously so busy being kind and aiding his neighbors that he keeps having to postpone the suicide. Great book!!