A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- Published: 2012 (Large Print published 2015)
- Pages: 477 (Large Print version)
This enthralling novel had me from the first page. An old curmudgeon, Ove, was berating the employees while trying to purchase a computer. It wasn’t the scene that absorbed me, though. It was the language the author used. Fredrik Backman has a knack for picking out a character’s idiosyncrasies and turning a phrase around it which consistently strikes my funny bone. From Ove to Parvaneh & Patrick to Anita & Rune and all the others, Backman created quirky characters whose lives will warm your heart. This introduction to the Swedish author makes me want to read everything else he has written.
Rating: 4 stars