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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman 2.5 Stars

Ove is certainly an interesting character and I think we all know an Ove which is no bad thing either to keep us grounded.
I especially lked Ove's back stroy and loved his good old fashioned values which is becoming rarer in today's society

I had to keep reminding myself throughout the book that Ove is not an old man and yet for some reason I kept picturing him in my head as a man in his eighties and yet the character is only 59 which just threw me all the way throughout the story . I found the first half of the book enjoyable but the second half just seemed to pass in a blur to be honest. There is humor in the story but the lines with reference to the Saab just got a little overdone. Having read [b:The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry|13227454|The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry|Rachel Joyce|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1335816092s/13227454.jpg|18156927] I found myself comparing characters and writing.

My friends are loving this Novel and its certainly worth checking out expecially if you enjoyed [bc:The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry|13227454|The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry|Rachel Joyce|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1335816092s/13227454.jpg|18156927]but while I liked the character of Ove the story just didn't impress me. I do think this would make a good book club read as there is lots to discuss in this book.