Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 

Another reason to thank my daughter: She was reading this book and accidentally left it at my house when she went to her home.  I decided to give it a try and am so glad that I did. It is a real jewel.  
Ove is a widower who has always believed that right is right and wrong is wrong and following the rules is not negotiable.  His plans are totally upended when new neighbors back a trailer into his mailbox and flower bed. Ove is convinced that any competent adult male should be able to back up a trailer, so obviously the male partner of the new neighbor couple is an incompetent fool.  Fortunately, the pregnant wife is made of sterner stuff and the fun begins. Each time Ove is all set to carry out his plan, he is stymied by neighborhood necessities. 
It's a lovely book, a really GoodRead. 


Rambling Woods said...

This is on my kindle to read

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I learned about this bookquite a while ago from Barb in Breckenridge, another blog friend. She said "do yourself a favor and read this great book" ... I did and it was! Was so pleased and surprised to see it on the Best Seller list recently. I heard there was a movie now.