It’s no secret that I love audio books. Due to the location of the homestead I’m in the car, a lot, right now. And there is only so much, almost out of range, radio music I can listen to.
I’m not too sure how long ago I had purchased “A Man Called Ove” but I had obviously started it but never finished it. But not remembering why I had stopped listening I started again from the beginning.
I’ll be honest, this books starts off oddly and I was having a hard time getting in to it’s rhythm. I figured I’d give it a go, and slowly but surely I fell in love with this book.
Ove is the type of character you’re surprised to find yourself relating to. Ove, the main character, and shares his commitment to genuine, old-fashioned hard work, and doing the right thing, even if he’s not always “politically correct”. As I read I connected with his life and how he got where he was; as the author weaves you back and forth between the present and the past. Each relationship is touching and engrossing, paving unlikely friendships.
Due to language and adult topics I do not recommend this book with kids in the car, but I did enjoy it and highly recommend it!