What I’m Reading – A Man Called Ove

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.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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!

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