A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

Shelfie Score: 59%

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368


"First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso.

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Okay so it was moving but why is it being called funny? This book is literally about a man trying to take his life and eventually decided not too after a bunch of nosy neighbours keep om interrupting him. And the writing style really did not mesh with me. I don't know if it was the translation, but the third person omniscient made it too hard to fall into the book and the story just seemed to be told in such a weird way. I guess Fredrik Backman just isn't for me.


Bookaxe Characteristics for A Man Called Ove

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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