Book 27: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman
This is my second Swedish novel in as many months, and I have loved this even more than the first. There exists an almost simplistic perfection to the writing and subtle humour of the Swedes, very much like how they structure their lives too, that you cannot help but find endearing.
Ove is weird, Ove is strange, Ove is grumpy, Ove is Grinch-like.....but Ove has a big heart. He just doesn't want anyone to acknowledge that. Because, you know, that would be way more than the necessary amount of emotions necessary to live an uncomplicated life. At the end of each chapter, you keep smiling and liking Ove a little more, despite knowing that a real life Ove would drive you crazy.
And yes, @focusedicecreamcone, just like you said, even though I managed to stay composed through the book, I had to reach for that tissue when I read the last page. Such a beautiful, moving story.
Looking forward to watching the movie now.
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