Thursday, 27 October 2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove would never have crossed my radar except for  Heather from Books & Quilts  who linked it in to Books You Loved: June and Barbara from Stray Thoughts who brought it to Books You Loved: July

I found this book quite remarkable.  It is probably the most memorable book I've read this year – and I've read a few goodies.

What can I say about it without either giving you the wrong impression or spoiling it for you?

Some comments:

·         The book was originally written in Swedish but the translation is fantastic.
·         The main character is simply spell-binding.  I think he taught me quite a lot about the sort of good man that is good through deeds rather than words. Ove is what some might call a grumpy old man – but after reading this book, you will just take him into your heart.
·         This book is hysterically funny in parts and very sad in others
·         I think this book would appeal equally to men and women

Please read this book and let me know what you think.