And it was kind of weird that I would fall for it, because it was sweet and almost “cute” in a way, and I don’t usually like books like that.
But I loved this one.
I just liked how it was written.
The descriptions were just so good…this is how it described Ove’s mother…if you can read it:
I love how he describes the neighbors, his wife, the cat…there were things that made me laugh out loud and things that made me tear up too.
The stories were so well-written too. I loved this one about how he learned from his quiet, humble father:
But you have to read the whole thing for that story to come alive, because believe me, it is beautiful. Good dads make the world go around I tell you, and I loved how much that dad did for his son with no preaching or yelling or guilt-tripping.
– Fredrik Backman , A Man Called Ove”
I loved Ove just as much, we read it last year for our Book Club, and that was probably the first time everyone loved the book that was pulled.
I liked the movie too. It is a great story.
i was just going through netflix and saw this movie was recently added! thank you for being such a beautiful inspiration, shawni. your blog is at the top of my favorites list.
This one's on my "to read" list already. I read another book by this author that was wonderful…well crafted. I love the language of the stories. It's called My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She's Sorry. Add it to your "to read" list…I think you'll love it too!
There is also an audiobook version on Audible. One of my all-time favorites. The narrator is superb and brings an already wonderful book to life. He has such a great way of expressing Ove's personality. I loved it and I loved the movie too. Swedish with English subtitles.
I just read this last month and LOVED it too! For so many of the same reasons!
This book is sitting on the hold shelf at my library waiting for me! I can't wait to read it!
I love this book and am presenting it for our book club this month. So moving and sweet and meaningful!!
I just finished Nothing To Envy based on your recommendation. It was a book I don't believe I would have picked it up on my own. I'll go ahead and reserve this one too!
That part about good dads make the world go around? That's just so true.
didn't know it was a movie too. Thanks!
Loved the book and the movie. I watched it with my 14 year old daughter and we both wept at the end.
One of my very favorites, too! ❤
The film was nominated for best foreign film and even though it didn't win, it was so deserving! It was one of our favorites of the year. Even though we English speakers can't get everything through the subtitles, the message comes through loud and clear. We loved it!