Week 1: A Man Called Ove Review

Hey readers! I’m back with my first review and it’s going be about.. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. This review is going to be special as it’s going to be about undoubtedly the best book I’ve ever read. As you must’ve guessed the book is about a man called Ove. Now Ove is the grumpiest man anyone could ever find. He sulks and whines at anything and everything. He’s a curmudgeon who’s remarkably dead set on his principles and is absolutely certain that the way he was brought up is the way how the new generation should be brought up too. He’s very old fashioned and rigid. One might just think that he’s just a grumpy old man but when you look closely you realise that you’re actually looking at a person with the biggest heart in the world!

As you read the book you’ll realise that the way Ove behaves is totally justified and right after what has happened to him and tries his best to obscure the pain and hurt inside him by being resentful and angry all the time. But when he’s back inside the four walls of his house only he knows what it truly feels like to be alone, until someone arrives to understand him…

This is the most heartwarming book in the world in my opinion and it’s surely on my ‘Books to read before you die’ list. If you think that this is the type of book you wouldn’t want to read usually then that’s your choice but let me say this, that not reading this book will be the most regrettable thing that you’ll ever do.

The book is full of love, yet not in the way in which it’s described in all of those young adult novels.. no, it’s much more. So, please give it a read and grasp the thing that has been missing from your life since so long.

Stay tuned for more reviews this week.

My rating: 9.8/10

5 thoughts on “Week 1: A Man Called Ove Review”

  1. I agree with you. Ove is quite a strange name, one of the strangest i have ever come across. My personal belief about this strange name is that ove’s parents must have, at some point in their lives, travelled to india where they met a man named Avi. They must have liked this name and decides to name their son Avi as well. However, being foreigners, they must have gotten confused and spelt and pronounced it as Ove which sounds similar to avi. In fact, it sounds like Avi but with an english or dutch accent

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