“A warm and tender story about love, loss and second chances, peppered with memorable characters, wonderful set pieces and some beautifully black humour.”
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I have to say this hadn’t really caught my eye on the new releases list but when a few of our Facebook group read and loved it, it took off like wildfire and quickly became the most talked about book of our group. Not wanting to be left out, I picked myself up a copy and I have to say I was not disappointed!
I already have a soft spot for curmudgeons, and if you do too then you’re going to love Ove. The story begins with Ove grumbling about people driving into the no vehicle area and it’s on ongoing theme as you see the world through the eyes of this grumbly, not-so-old (Ove is 59) man.
This is a really well-written/translated book with believable realistic characters and anyone who reads it is likely to be able to draw parallels with at least one of the characters whether it be Ove, his wife, or many of their neighbours.