Why this book?
I love how this touching novel blends humor with poignancy as we experience the power of community and intergenerational relationships to lure cantankerous Ove away from his desire to harm himself. As a recent widower and a stickler for routine and order, Ove’s new young neighbors interrupt all his plans and routines to change the course of his lonely life with their chatty friendliness and inability to be dissuaded by his standoffishness. Through the author’s sympathetic rendering, Ove appears with all the complexities of a person who has been battered by life and fallen into loneliness. His story is a cautionary tale for us all.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
'THE PERFECT HOLIDAY READ' Evening Standard
'A JOY FROM START TO FINISH' - Gavin Extence, author of THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS
There is something about Ove.
At first sight, he 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…