I loved this book. I loved the characters. I loved the story. I loved how was it was well it is written.
Ove is a cranky old man. The only person in his life he actually likes is his wife. “People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had.” Ove gets really annoyed by the young family that moves in across the street from him. Ove likes routine & the family tends to get in the way of that.
We learn the story of Ove. How he met his wife & why he is the way he is. Ove’s story is told through flashbacks to his younger days & back to events in present day. The story never loses its pacing & was a fast read. I couldn’t put it down.
Ove made me literally laugh out loud & even made me cry a bit. This was my first Backman novel, & I’ve added a few of his other novels because of how much I enjoyed this story.
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