A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman – Genre – Contemporary Fiction/Humour
Blurb: At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.
But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?
In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible…
My Review: My favourite book of the summer. I laughed, I cried and I laughed whilst crying. I have fallen madly in love with Ove and anyone who has this on their TBR list…move it up to the top NOW!!!! 5 BIG FAT STARS