Meet 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 neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
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 heartwarming 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 foundations.
A 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 others. @ goodreads
Read from April 17 to 21, 2015
OMG! I love this book! I have laughed until I thought I was going to stroke out! Ove is a character everyone should read about. I would love to meet someone like Ove! He just tells it like it is and doesn't give a crap what anyone thinks!
I loved every little thing about this book! I only wish I would have started it sooner. It sat in my stacks for a few weeks.
There are some really sad things in the book and I was crying at the end but there are mostly funny and touching things in the book. You can't "NOT" laugh at Ove when he gets going.
I'm not going to give any spoilers out about this book. I just want to say it's in the list of one of my favorites because there is just something about Ove that makes me have a better day. :)
The characters in the book are wonderful too. I fell in love with many of them. There are only a couple that are no good but they don't really matter.
If you want to read a book about a grumpy older man that is hilarious as the day is long, then this is one you won't want to miss! 5 Stars