Wednesday, January 14, 2015
A Man Called Ove
I laughed out loud at some of the passages in this book and I shed a few tears at some of the revelations of the trials Ove endured in his young life. Normally I do not like books set in another country...this one being Sweden, but the story transcends the locale. If any of you are Britcom fans as I am, I pictured the actor, Geoffrey Palmer, as Ove. ( I do not know about all readers but I have to have a picture of the characters in my head to enjoy a book!) Geoffrey Palmer played Lionel Hardcastle in As Time Goes By and he is the perfect lovable curmudgeon in my opinion.
This is a book that I plan to purchase for my own personal library as I would like to read it again. It was my first five star book on Good Reads for 2015. And I will look forward to reading any new books by Mr Backman, who is a Swedish Blogger!