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In this bestselling and delightfully uirky debut novel from Sweden a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next doorMeet Ove He’s a curmudgeon the 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 neig When I finished reading this book I closed it gently as if the pages were flesh that might be bruised It was hard to immediately identify the sensation in my chest then an exultant vaulting joy swiftly yanked back by the leash of a sorrow still incipient a grief that had not sunk in not just yet There’s a hollowness in me now a rawness that only a novel like A Man Called Ove leaves behindBackman’s singular novel traces the story of Ove a cranky 59 year old Swedish man who has lost his wife then his job—circumstances which to him presented sound empirical argument for gloom Ove’s first suicide attempt is interrupted by his very pregnant and relentlessly blunt Iranian neighbor Parvaneh and her sunny husband who seems determined to aggrieve Ove by not properly parking his car and later for the rest of the novel by a series of comically mundane happenings “that made him sufficiently angry to hold his attention”From this deceptively simple premise Backman crafts a plot so exuisitely intricate and real and fascinating brimming with charm personal wisdom and philosophic insight—all of it adding up to something undeniably poignant but also undeniably pleasantBackman takes on themes of love loss family friendships and their risks and rewards and writes with a confidence and verve that produce magnetic prose and the kind of masterful storytelling that wells up to pull the reader into a uniue and unforgettable experience It’s probably not the best reading material for your commute because you'll undoubtedly find yourself so strongly held in the novel’s thrall that you'll inevitably miss your stop He was a man of black and white And she was color All the color he had The book's biggest triumph however lies in the way Backman handles Ove’s story with a casual mix of tragedy and comedy allowing his readers to experience vicarious joy even when they probe the darkness This adds an unparalleled realness a rawness to both Ove’s character and the story as a wholeThough the story is narrated not by Ove but by a hovering third person there’s clearly some deep sympathy here between the protagonist and the author Ove is both someone you might know and someone you might invent to tell a very specific story and it takes I think a rarer talent to treat this sort of character with not just respect but with boundless empathy and infectious enthusiasmMy heart floundered and scrambled for Ove Ove is not a people person and you’d have to uncoil his DNA to fix that He has a forceful personality and lives by the bullish assumption that any course of action he suggests would automatically be undertaken by those to whom he suggested it And he is just as uncompromising as unyielding in his integrity “There’s a right way of doing things” insists Ove “and a wrong way” But nothing in Ove’s life it seemed happened naturally—only as unavoidable blows like those of a sledgehammer and as memories of his past pile up like yarn under a wheel as we witness how the capricious tides of misfortune which pull people this way and that take special notice of Ove—I felt a gloom so heavy that it was as if I carried a rock in my chestAt the heart of the matter after all is grief and Backman’s explorations of loss what it means to be grieving and messily so comes through with powerful clarity in A Man Called Ove After his wife’s death Ove is like a raw nerve and the world is always trying to touch him Ove felt her absence within him like a hunger She was always there a shimmering apparition in the corner of their house and the pages too The years Ove had with her were the barometer against which the rest of his life was to be measured—and the rest of his life hard as he tried could not live up to that before Love was a big blue wave that lifted Ove up carried him forth and just when he believed it would last forever disappeared from sight like water at high noon We fear it yet most of us fear 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 But those are not the moments that will beat against the backs of my eyelids in memory but rather it’s his wife’s love for him the steady and undemanding affection of it the generous transformation of Ove’s neighbors into the most cherished of friends the steadfast stream of kindness shining like a star at the core of the novel and Ove himself the most loveable grumpiest comedian in the worldA Man Called Ove will pull a smile from somewhere deep in its readers crooked and loose and born of laughter and a heartbreaking sob too edged with mourning for someone who doesn’t exist but who will leave an indelible imprint nonetheless☆ ko fi ★ blog ☆ twitter ★ tumblr ☆ Dictionnaire historique de l'islam points at Qu'Allah bénisse la France people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window He has staunch Ce voile qui déchire la France principles strict routines and a short fuse People call him “the bitter neig When I finished reading this book I closed it gently as if the Rachid Lahlou, un humanitaire musulman dans la République pages were flesh that might be bruised It was hard to immediately identify the sensation in my chest then an exultant vaulting joy swiftly yanked back by the leash of a sorrow still incipient a grief that had not sunk in not just yet There’s a hollowness in me now a rawness that only a novel like A Man Called Ove leaves behindBackman’s singular novel traces the story of Ove a cranky 59 year old Swedish man who has lost his wife then his job—circumstances which to him La conquête de l'Occident: D’un Islam subversif à la France fourre-tout presented sound empirical argument for gloom Ove’s first suicide attempt is interrupted by his very Intégrer L'Islam - La France , ses musulmans : Enjeux et réussites pregnant and relentlessly blunt Iranian neighbor Parvaneh and her sunny husband who seems determined to aggrieve Ove by not L'Islam properly La Sexualité en islam parking his car and later for the rest of the novel by a series of comically mundane happenings “that made him sufficiently angry to hold his attention”From this deceptively simple Les Mosquées de Roissy premise Backman crafts a Maudites plot so exuisitely intricate and real and fascinating brimming with charm La France en danger d'Islam personal wisdom and Le Coran, 12e édition philosophic insight—all of it adding up to something undeniably Islam et politique à l'âge classique poignant but also undeniably Les banlieues de l'islam : Naissance d'une religion en France 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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 foundationsA feel good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless other This was such a nice story It's about the transformations we go through in life and how different events within our life affect shape us and make us who we are today Les musulmans dans la laïcité: Responsabilités et droits des musulmans dans les sociétés occidentales profound impact one life has on countless other This was such a nice story It's about the transformations we go through in life and how different events within our life affect shape us and make us who we are today

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Hbor from hell” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the timeBehind 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 Ove’s mailbox it is the lead in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats unexpected friendship Shout out to this absolutely fabulous book in my latest booktube video all about the best books I read each month and 2019's bookish stats and yes I really did read 365 books in 365 daysNow that you know this one made the cut check out the video to see what other ones made my top 12 listThe written review He went through life with his hands firmly shoved into his pockets She danced Ove is the uintessential grumpy old man He lives in a little development where he spends much of his time patrolling and reporting rule breakersEven when he was younger Ove has always beenparticular He had a steward set of principles and absolutely compromised them Men are what they are because of what they do Not what they say But thenSonja came into his life She just smiled said that she loved books than anything and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life And immediately Ove's life was forever changed Ove had never been asked how he lived before he met her But if anyone had asked him he would have answered that he didn’t But after many many blissful years of marriage Ove is grieving Grieving far harder than he ever would have thought possible Death is a strange thing People live their whole lives as if it does not exist and yet it's often one of the great motivations for living Ove has always been grumpy but since the loss of his wife those characteristics have grown tenfoldMost if not all of the neighbors avoid him as much as possibleand with nothing left for him all Ove can think about is finding a way to join Sonjathat is until a young family moves in next door The bumbling husband and his young and VERY pregnant wife Parvaneh move in along with their two children And suddenly his world becomes upended for the second time in his lifeThree points1 where has this book been all my life2 according to the audiobook he's Oo vah It's weird and I'm honestly disappointed that it's not Love but without the L3 this is uite possibly the best book everTo summarize this one was truly one of the best books I've ever read It is so well written and it's has the perfect blend of heartwarming and heartwrenching I can hardly believe how many times I almost criedonly to burst out laughing My emotions were a roller coaster in the best way possibleThe characters were incredibly real I really felt like I could have a full conversation with all of themAnd Ove Ove is a charming old grump and I love how this book emphasizes humanity how even the old man down the street needs love in his lifeIt's just so good PICK IT UP TODAYAudiobook CommentsRead by George Newbern and he really nailed it The audiobook was so perfect so incredibleYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Histoire du Proche-Orient contemporain (Repères t. 654) plastered to his face all the timeBehind 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 Ove’s mailbox it is the lead in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats unexpected friendship Shout out to this absolutely fabulous book in my latest booktube video all about the best books I read each month and 2019's bookish stats and yes I really did read 365 books in 365 daysNow that you know this one made the cut check out the video to see what other ones made my top 12 listThe written review He went through life with his hands firmly shoved into his Dr. Saoud et Mr. Djihad (Le monde comme il va) pockets She danced Ove is the uintessential grumpy old man He lives in a little development where he spends much of his time O Jérusalem patrolling and reporting rule breakersEven when he was younger Ove has always beenparticular He had a steward set of AMNESIQUES principles and absolutely compromised them Men are what they are because of what they do Not what they say But thenSonja came into his life She just smiled said that she loved books than anything and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life And immediately Ove's life was forever changed Ove had never been asked how he lived before he met her But if anyone had asked him he would have answered that he didn’t But after many many blissful years of marriage Ove is grieving Grieving far harder than he ever would have thought Histoire du Moyen-Orient (Poches essais t. 266) possible Death is a strange thing People live their whole lives as if it does not exist and yet it's often one of the great motivations for living Ove has always been grumpy but since the loss of his wife those characteristics have grown tenfoldMost if not all of the neighbors avoid him as much as L'Islam pour les nuls possibleand with nothing left for him all Ove can think about is finding a way to join Sonjathat is until a young family moves in next door The bumbling husband and his young and VERY La question de Palestine, tome 1 : 1799-1921 pregnant wife Parvaneh move in along with their two children And suddenly his world becomes upended for the second time in his lifeThree Les Femmes du prophète points1 where has this book been all my life2 according to the audiobook he's Oo vah It's weird and I'm honestly disappointed that it's not Love but without the L3 this is uite PENSEE ARABE possibly the best book everTo summarize this one was truly one of the best books I've ever read It is so well written and it's has the Le mois le plus long. Ramadan à Istanbul perfect blend of heartwarming and heartwrenching I can hardly believe how many times I almost criedonly to burst out laughing My emotions were a roller coaster in the best way Figures du Palestinien: Identité des origines, identité de devenir possibleThe characters were incredibly real I really felt like I could have a full conversation with all of themAnd Ove Ove is a charming old grump and I love how this book emphasizes humanity how even the old man down the street needs love in his lifeIt's just so good PICK IT UP TODAYAudiobook CommentsRead by George Newbern and he really nailed it The audiobook was so Le Vent jaune : Récits perfect so incredibleYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads


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    When I finished reading this book I closed it gently as if the pages were flesh that might be bruised It was hard to immediately identify the sensation in my chest then an exultant vaulting joy swiftly yanked back by the leash of a sorrow still incipient a grief that had not sunk in not just yet There’s a hollowness in me now a rawness that only a novel like A Man Called Ove leaves behindBackman’s singular novel traces the story of Ove a cranky 59 year old Swedish man who has lost his wife then his job—circumstances which to him presented sound empirical argument for gloom Ove’s first suicide attempt is interrupted by his very pregnant and relentlessly blunt Iranian neighbor Parvaneh and her sunny husband who seems determined to aggrieve Ove by not properly parking his car and later for the rest of the novel by a series of comically mundane happenings “that made him sufficiently angry to hold his attention”From this deceptively simple premise Backman crafts a plot so exuisitely intricate and real and fascinating brimming with charm personal wisdom and philosophic insight—all of it adding up to something undeniably poignant but also undeniably pleasantBackman takes on themes of love loss family friendships and their risks and rewards and writes with a confidence and verve that produce magnetic prose and the kind of masterful storytelling that wells up to pull the reader into a uniue and unforgettable experience It’s probably not the best reading material for your commute because you'll undoubtedly find yourself so strongly held in the novel’s thrall that you'll inevitably miss your stop He was a man of black and white And she was color All the color he had The book's biggest triumph however lies in the way Backman handles Ove’s story with a casual mix of tragedy and comedy allowing his readers to experience vicarious joy even when they probe the darkness This adds an unparalleled realness a rawness to both Ove’s character and the story as a wholeThough the story is narrated not by Ove but by a hovering third person there’s clearly some deep sympathy here between the protagonist and the author Ove is both someone you might know and someone you might invent to tell a very specific story and it takes I think a rarer talent to treat this sort of character with not just respect but with boundless empathy and infectious enthusiasmMy heart floundered and scrambled for Ove Ove is not a people person and you’d have to uncoil his DNA to fix that He has a forceful personality and lives by the bullish assumption that any course of action he suggests would automatically be undertaken by those to whom he suggested it And he is just as uncompromising as unyielding in his integrity “There’s a right way of doing things” insists Ove “and a wrong way” But nothing in Ove’s life it seemed happened naturally—only as unavoidable blows like those of a sledgehammer and as memories of his past pile up like yarn under a wheel as we witness how the capricious tides of misfortune which pull people this way and that take special notice of Ove—I felt a gloom so heavy that it was as if I carried a rock in my chestAt the heart of the matter after all is grief and Backman’s explorations of loss what it means to be grieving and messily so comes through with powerful clarity in A Man Called Ove After his wife’s death Ove is like a raw nerve and the world is always trying to touch him Ove felt her absence within him like a hunger She was always there a shimmering apparition in the corner of their house and the pages too The years Ove had with her were the barometer against which the rest of his life was to be measured—and the rest of his life hard as he tried could not live up to that before Love was a big blue wave that lifted Ove up carried him forth and just when he believed it would last forever disappeared from sight like water at high noon We fear it yet most of us fear 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 But those are not the moments that will beat against the backs of my eyelids in memory but rather it’s his wife’s love for him the steady and undemanding affection of it the generous transformation of Ove’s neighbors into the most cherished of friends the steadfast stream of kindness shining like a star at the core of the novel and Ove himself the most loveable grumpiest comedian in the worldA Man Called Ove will pull a smile from somewhere deep in its readers crooked and loose and born of laughter and a heartbreaking sob too edged with mourning for someone who doesn’t exist but who will leave an indelible imprint nonetheless☆ ko fi ★ blog ☆ twitter ★ tumblr ☆


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    Update I had planned to leave this post as it is but after seeing the continued kind responses I thought it best to inform you that my grandad passed away just before Christmas Thank you to everyone who commented about this review and about him but it seemed wrong to not let you know It's always hard to lose someone who has been such a huge part of your life from day one but please know that he died a happy old man peacefully surrounded by his family And isn't that the best any of us can ever hope for? Emily ♥I'm going to share something with youMy grandad is the very definition of curmudgeonly He's an eighty year old man who likes to complain about anything and everything youth today UK politics my dad the weather technology you name it He calls me and my siblings up most days to tell stories punctuated with rants and numerous bloody hells I'm not worried about him seeing this post because he doesn't trust computers and hasn't even grasped the concept of the internet Most new technology is referred to as those bloody things except for FaceTime which he has recently taken a liking to He makes use of it by popping up on my iPhone multiple times a day to deliver a bout of doom and gloom in which I see nothing on the screen but his chin All my friends are a little afraid of him and are never uite sure when he's joking He is nothing short of a grumpy old man Except in truth that's only half of itThe other day I opened the mailbox to find an envelope which contained this picture of me and him from my graduationAnd with it came this noteThing is behind whatever my grandad may seem on the outside he is a loving man who lost his wife my grandmother several years ago He bugs us constantly with his moaning about life because he's lonely and because he misses us He has a heart and he has a sense of humour even if most people don't really get it And it was in Ove the protagonist of this novel that I recognized pieces of my grandad “People said he was bitter Maybe they were right He’d never reflected much on it People also called him antisocial Ove assumed this meant he wasn’t overly keen on people And in this instance he could totally agree with them More often than not people were out of their minds” I loved Ove Parts of this novel punched me right in my emotions I think I would have been okay if this novel was merely a sad moving tale about a man who has to get on with his life after his wife died I could have shaken off the emotional manipulation as I did with The Fault in Our Stars and not shed a tear But this story is so much than a tearjerkerOve shouldn't be a character we love; he's so miserly and grumpy and skeptical of everything but he's also hilarious He charms us with his completely uncharming ways Because though I don't share his worldview what he says actually makes sense and sometimes it's really funny Take this “Ove glares out of the window The poser is jogging Not that Ove is provoked by jogging Not at all Ove couldn’t give a damn about people jogging What he can’t understand is why they have to make such a big thing of it With those smug smiles on their faces as if they were out there curing pulmonary emphysema Either they walk fast or they run slowly that’s what joggers do It’s a forty year old man’s way of telling the world that he can’t do anything right Is it really necessary to dress up as a fourteen year old Romanian gymnast in order to be able to do it? Or the Olympic tobogganing team? Just because one shuffles aimlessly around the block for three uarters of an hour?” Plus there's a wonderful cat who our lovable protagonist grudgingly befriends which just improves this book even I think perhaps the saddest part of this book is not found in the most obvious place Ove's loss of his wife touched me but I was even affected by the underlying tale of old age and how many old people can be left feeling lonely and out of place towards the end of their lives How difficult it must be to live alone in a world that becomes foreign to you every day with its new gadgets and trends that you don't understand or care to entertain It was moving and thought provokingI'm going to call my grandad nowBlog | Leafmarks | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr


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    Death is a strange thing People live their whole lives as if it does not exist and yet it's often one of the greatest motivations for living Some of us in time become so conscious of it that we live harder obstinately with fury Some need its constant presence to even be aware of its antithesis Others become so preoccupied with it that they go into the waiting room long before it has announced its arrival We fear it yet most of us fear than anything that it may take someone other than ourselves ― Fredrik Backman A Man Called Ove For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by And leave us there alone― Fredrik Backman A Man Called OveI'm sitting here this afternoon alone Alone and contemplating Contemplating life Contemplating time Contemplating age Just contemplatingI do so with tear streaked cheeks I've just finished crying I've just parted with a man I've never met yet a man I feel I know so well A man I disliked in the beginning yet a man I loved at the end A man who spent his life contemplating A Man Called Ove Ove pronounced 'Oo veh' is a cantankerous taciturn inflexible man He's a veritable stick in the mudslide of human advancement futilely rebelling against it He thinks himself surrounded by idiots with people always disappointing him Over the years he has been conned ripped off and harrassed mainly by bureaucrats the men in the white shirts whom he despises He is a man who lives life fairly and suarely but finds himself beset by injustice and bad luck Ove has certainly had his fair share of sadness At 59 he's lost his job as well as the love of his life his wife Sonja He misses Sonja so much that sometimes he can't bear existing in his own body Loving someone is like moving into a house At first you fall in love with all the new things amazed every morning that all this belongs to you as if fearing that someone would suddenly come rushing in through the door to explain that a terrible mistake had been made you weren't actually supposed to live in a wonderful place like this Then over the years the walls become weathered the wood splinters here and there and you start to love that house not so much because of all its perfections but rather for its imperpections You get to know all the nooks and crannies How to avoid getting the key caught in the lock when it's cold outside Which of the floorboards flex slightly when one steps on them or exactly how to open the wardrobe doors without them creaking These are the little secrets that make it your home “People said Ove saw the world in black and white But she was color All the color he had” ― Fredrik Backman A Man Called OveLife has got to the point where Ove's had enough He is fed up So fed up that he simply wants to end it all He wants out of this worldA Man Called Ove essentially calls out the dangers of living in a society that focuses on thought than action and highlights the risk of imprisoning oneself in grief There is a sombreness to this novel afterall it's from Sweden but there is also optimism and lots of laugh out loud humor “Ove glares out of the window The poser is jogging Not that Ove is provoked by jogging Not at all Ove couldn’t give a damn about people jogging What he can’t understand is why they have to make such a big thing of it With those smug smiles on their faces as if they were out there curing pulmonary emphysema Either they walk fast or they run slowly that’s what joggers do It’s a forty year old man’s way of telling the world that he can’t do anything right Is it really necessary to dress up as a fourteen year old Romanian gymnast in order to be able to do it? Or the Olympic tobogganing team? Just because one shuffles aimlessly around the block for three uarters of an hour?” I simply adored this book Backman's writing is clean and simple at times deceptively so with its gentle episodic and occasionally repetitive structure The story is laced with loneliness with life's numerous disappointments and the great grey weight of the real; the last chapters deliver some unexpectedly savage emotional blows But this is tempered with a sense of uiet celebrationA note of hope threads through the writing building slowly and the small details as much as the grand narrative delight and move the moments of connection the reawakening of a man frozen by grief the ability of people to touch one another's livesThis is a MUST READ It will resonate with everyone


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    Shout out to this absolutely fabulous book in my latest booktube video all about the best books I read each month and 2019's bookish stats and yes I really did read 365 books in 365 daysNow that you know this one made the cut check out the video to see what other ones made my top 12 listThe written review He went through life with his hands firmly shoved into his pockets She danced Ove is the uintessential grumpy old man He lives in a little development where he spends much of his time patrolling and reporting rule breakersEven when he was younger Ove has always beenparticular He had a steward set of principles and absolutely compromised them Men are what they are because of what they do Not what they say But thenSonja came into his life She just smiled said that she loved books than anything and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life And immediately Ove's life was forever changed Ove had never been asked how he lived before he met her But if anyone had asked him he would have answered that he didn’t But after many many blissful years of marriage Ove is grieving Grieving far harder than he ever would have thought possible Death is a strange thing People live their whole lives as if it does not exist and yet it's often one of the great motivations for living Ove has always been grumpy but since the loss of his wife those characteristics have grown tenfoldMost if not all of the neighbors avoid him as much as possibleand with nothing left for him all Ove can think about is finding a way to join Sonjathat is until a young family moves in next door The bumbling husband and his young and VERY pregnant wife Parvaneh move in along with their two children And suddenly his world becomes upended for the second time in his lifeThree points1 where has this book been all my life?2 according to the audiobook he's Oo vah It's weird and I'm honestly disappointed that it's not Love but without the L3 this is uite possibly the best book everTo summarize this one was truly one of the best books I've ever read It is so well written and it's has the perfect blend of heartwarming and heartwrenching I can hardly believe how many times I almost criedonly to burst out laughing My emotions were a roller coaster in the best way possibleThe characters were incredibly real I really felt like I could have a full conversation with all of themAnd Ove Ove is a charming old grump and I love how this book emphasizes humanity how even the old man down the street needs love in his lifeIt's just so good PICK IT UP TODAYAudiobook CommentsRead by George Newbern and he really nailed it The audiobook was so perfect so incredibleYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads


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    Received as an ARC from the publisher Started 5 8 14 Finished 5 11 14 First let me explain what happened to me while reading this book aloud to my wife as she was preparing dinner I'm 70; she's almost 70 I'd read the first page laughed out loud and decided she'd like to hear it read I read we laughed and nodded knowingly then I got to the end of chapter 4 and completely lost it I couldn't continue through those last few sentences My wife said I should uit since she knows that I cry at supermarket openings Now how many books have you read that can cause that kind of a physical and emotional response? On the other hand this book is hilarious insightful touching and just plain awesome It seems pretty simple at first but there is depth to this book than any I've read in forever As I got near the end I thought that there really should be a seuel then the plot changed definitely no seuel But I'm thankful I had the opportunity to read this You will too


  6. says:

    This novel set in Sweden tells the story of Ove who can best be described as a curmudgeon The story takes place after the death of his wife and shows how healing can occur with the unlikeliest of people in the unlikeliest of ways


  7. says:

    Argh It’s hard not to start this review with a bunch of expletives because this book pissed me off royally Shit See I can’t even hold it in The cat and the fat were the straws that broke the camel’s back Let’s start with Ove not liking the cat Not liking the cat is one thing For some reason bitching about a cat is supposed to be funny but to me it’s annoying Ove kicking the cat a couple of times cranked my wincing up a notch But there was a way worse cat crime Ove was going to leave the cat to die in a snow bank The neighbor saw the cat and saved it while Ove looked on with annoyance So Ove isn’t just grumpy he’s heartless seriously mean And then miraculously yet still predictably Ove comes to like the cat and suddenly they’re best friends At least the story’s predictability saved me from fretting incessantly about the catCat problem number 2 The author Backman is completely absolutely totally clueless when it comes to cats Cats are known for not being adaptable Yet here is a stray cat; ie probably unsocialized and skittish and scared of people who immediately and happily jumps into Ove’s car and accompanies him on all his errands I mean the cat actually goes into stores with him What??? I’ve met maybe one cat that doesn’t hate riding in a car You usually can’t even coax a cat into the car but if you do succeed the second the car starts moving the cat freaks out And it’s highly unlikely that the cat would follow its new person into a store full of strange people sounds smells and objects; it’s just ludicrous When the cat walked into McDonald’s with Ove that was the last straw And never mind that restaurants don’t even allow pets including Sweden The writer should have made the animal a dog instead of a cat or should have talked to a cat person before writing the bookThe next huge bitch I have is the way the author talks about the big guy Jimmy Ove makes a disparaging comment about the guy letting himself get fat So at first I thought okay so Ove doesn’t like fat people; he doesn’t like anyone so that’s not surprising But I uickly see it’s the author who has a problem When the author first introduces Jimmy he’s referred to a “uarter tonner” who the author says probably tests bacon for a living The author mentions something about Jimmy’s weight every single time Jimmy enters a scene For instance the author says something like “the overweight man gets into the car” That’s like saying every time a non overweight person gets into a car “the height weight proportionate man gets into the car” Not only is it obnoxious that the author points out Jimmy’s weight every chance he gets but isn’t it bad writing to repeat time after time the same feature of a particular character? He’s overweight we get it The author’s prejudices and insensitivities are shining through and they aren’t pretty Jimmy either has food hanging out of his mouth or has food spilled on his clothes or he’s looking for food I hate to tell the author but most overweight people are not slovenly and they often don’t even eat in public His prejudice against overweight people was prominent and infuriatingBut I’m not done Let’s talk about Ove’s transformation First why in the hell would an upbeat woman fall in love with the jerk? Talk about an unlikable character And why would any neighbor put up with his shit? Not believable sorry Second how would his personality change over just a couple of months? People don’t transform that fast if at all But most important I want to know why someone who is grumpy and mean becomes a super star when he simply turns into a civil human being Why is he being rewarded praised adored and esteemed because he finally becomes civil? Why does he get extra credit for acting civil like everyone else is doing all along?Okay there are a couple of fine things about the book Ove is so well drawn I believed every nasty word he uttered Also the language is good and the story moves along seamlessly But there are many structural and logistical problems One time the same paragraph appears three times within 20 pages Another time a character disappears from a scene This all points to a careless editor and writer Debut book or no debut book it shouldn’t be this sloppyI wish I had better news Those who aren’t bothered by cat and fat insensitivities might find Ove to be interesting and funny and the book entertaining I didn’t The majority of reviews are positive It just hit me all wrong


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    This is a tale that makes you appreciate lifeI vote OVE as 'character of the year' The author has created the most memorable character to be found in a novel in years OVE is an unassuming man He likes routines and rules He's an honest man Doesn't smile and give compliments but he's a man of integrity To watch OVE grow heal the loss of his wife and allow his neighbors to love him and love them back is is a treasure This book has great humor great heartIts a personal gift for 'all' readers DON'T MISS THIS GEM


  9. says:

    This was such a nice story It's about the transformations we go through in life and how different events within our life affect shape us and make us who we are today


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    Ein Mann Namens Ove A Man Called Ove Fredrik BackmanA Man Called Ove is a 2012 novel by Fredrik Backman a Swedish columnist blogger and writer It was published in English in 2013 On US edition cover jacket Ove is a curmudgeon—the 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” However 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 Ove’s mailbox it is the lead in to a comical and heart warming 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 foundationsعنوانها «مردی به نام اوه»؛ «مردی به نام اووه»؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیست و هشتم ماه اکتبر سال دوهزار و شانزده میلادیعنوان مردی به نام اوه؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ مترجم حسین تهرانی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1395؛ در 361ص؛ شابک 9786002296979؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان سوئدی سده 21معنوان مردی به نام اُوه؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ مترجم فرناز تیمورازف؛ تهران، نشر نون، 1395؛ در 392ص؛ شابک 9786007141779؛ عنوان مردی به نام اووه؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ مترجم محمد عباس آبادی؛ تهران، کتابسرای تندیس، 1395؛ در 374ص؛ شابک 9786001822124؛ عنوان مردی به نام اوه؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ مترجم مهسا دوستدار؛ ویراستار بابک حقایق؛ تهران، آوای چکامه؛ 1396؛ در 387ص؛ شابک 9786008173380؛عنوان مردی به نام اوه؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ مترجم جهانپور ملکی الموتی؛ تهران، سپهر ادب، 1396؛ در 296ص؛ شابک 9786009852871؛عنوان مردی به نام اوه؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ مترجم اسدالله حقانی؛ ویراستار نسیم احمدی خلیلی؛ تهران، انتشارات آتیسا، 1396؛ در 440ص؛ شابک 9786008399957؛ عنوان مردی به نام اوه؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ مترجم فرشته افسری؛ ویراستار هوشنگ بازگیر؛ تهران، آسو، 1396؛ در 397ص؛ شابک 9786008755166؛مترجم آیدین پورضیائی؛ ویراستار بهمن رضایی؛ تهران، راه معاصر، 1396؛ در 360ص؛ شابک 9786006585499؛ عنوان مردی به نام اوه؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ مترجم جواد شاهدی؛ قم، نظاره، 1397؛ در 384ص؛ شابک 9786008870609؛عنوان مردی به نام اووه؛ نویسنده فردریک بکمن؛ مترجم سعید گوهری راد؛ ویراستار علی احمدی؛ تهران، نکوراد، 1396؛ در 356ص؛ شابک 9786006443256؛بکمن در رمان «مردی به نام اوه»؛ بینشی انتقادی به اجتماع دارند، و احساساتی همچون «عشق»، و «نفرت» را، به زیبایی به تصویر می‌کشند، جامعه را در لفاف طنز، زیر پرسش می‌برند، و انزوا و ریشه‌ های مشکلات بشر مدرن را، می‌کاوند؛ نثر کتاب، ساده و روان است، و خواندنش لذت‌بخش، مفاهیم ژرفی در بر دارد، که از دیدگان تیزبین و ذهن‌های منتقد، هرگزی پنهان نمی‌ماند؛ روزنامه ی «اشپیگل» درباره ی این رمان نوشته است «کسی که از این رمان خوشش نیاید، بهتر است هیچ کتابی نخواند»؛تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 20051399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی