A Man Called Ove (Hardcover, 2014, Atria Books) 5 stars

TW : Suicidal thoughts & actions

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world …

This book. Oh, this book.

5 stars

I adored this book. So much.

It was a lighter read which was really nice since the overall theme of the book could be a little heavy.

Ove is a widowed old curmudgeon of a man who is very abrasive and unlikeable to most when they first meet him. And he wants to end his life to be with his wife again. And all the pesky neighbors keep getting in the way.

This book was very much like an onion. Backman did a great job of peeling back the layers of Ove throughout the book so you could start to see how he thinks and that he's not just the cranky man he has the reputation for being.

I laughed a lot through this book. And cried at the end.

I have given this book many hugs.