A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - Hardcover غلاف صلب – 1 يناير 2014
In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon--the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.
A feel-good story in the spirit of "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry "and "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand," Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.
- الفئات: عامة
- غلاف الكتاب: غلاف صلب
- لغة الكتاب: الانجليزية
- الكاتب: Fredrik Backman
- الناشر: Thorndike Press
- رقم ال ISBN: 9781410472922
- عدد الصفحات: 503
- لأبعاد (الارتفاع*العرض*العمق): 8.71 x 6.09 x 1.05 inches
- الناشر : Thorndike Press (1 يناير 2014)
- اللغة : الإنجليزية
- غلاف صلب : 503 صفحات
- الرقم الدولي المعياري للكتاب ISBN-10 : 1410472922
- الرقم الدولي المعياري للكتاب ISBN-13 : 978-1410472922
- الأبعاد : 13.97 x 2.54 x 21.59 cm
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In the opening scenes, he is yelling at an iPad sales clerk, like an irate elder man who can’t get with times. But when you learn everything that led to it, you’ll find so many connections. Ove has so many levels to him you will lose count trying to guess what he might do in any given situation. His reactions will annoy you, irritate you beyond belief. But gradually you’ll see the stones turning. OVE is a man of order of life. A man of very few relationships, but the very few he loved, he can build an empire for them. He liked to understand, learn and create things by himself. Like what he thought, he could do. The anecdotes and flashbacks spread throughout the story tell us how he came to be the man he is; wonderful yet complex.
It’s not what the story is about, but what it leaves with you that makes you love the book.
No spoilers but this is the most touching and lovely heart warming book I have ever read - I loved it!!
Thus inarticulate, and unschooled in accepted social graces, his contempt for the perceived stupidities of others sometimes finds expression in temper storms. All of which hides a centre so soft and a heart so kind that only those closest to him manage to fathom his depths.
Ove reminded me of the British TV character Victor Meldrew from One Foot in the Grave. A grumpy middle-aged (59 years is NOT old!) man who adheres to his idiosyncratic routine, enjoys his own company and his own high moral standards and rules that are definitely not there to be broken under any circumstances. He is also fighting his own devastatingly sad loss. However, lurking beneath the seemingly hard facade, lies a very kind hearted man with a heart of gold and old fashioned values....
A quirky read and a love story with a difference that will have you laughing and crying in equal measures.