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A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!Meet Ove. Hes a curmudgeonthe 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 doesnt 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 Oves 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 Pettigrews Last Stand, Fredrik Backmans novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. If there was an award for Most Charming Book of the Year, this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down (Booklist, starred review).
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bunneeboy
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Lotsa heart, this one!

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Sargar114
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There really is something about his character‘s and their stories that really just sit with you. Even when you think you‘re not being affected, and then at the most random moments you find yourself thinking about them. Another beautifully told story about humans. #doublespin for March
Also: am struggling to see how Tom Hanks could pull this one off, after reading this I don‘t know if I really want to see that movie ❤️

robinb I‘m with you on the movie. I‘m just not seeing him in that role. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
suvata I completely agree. The book was just perfect and that‘s what I want to keep in my mind so I will probably pass on the movie. Strangely, I feel the same way about 2w
TheAromaofBooks I feel the same way about the movie. Especially since they decided to change the location and his name, etc. I was not expecting to love this book and I absolutely did. 2w
Sargar114 @suvata oh interesting, I feel opposite about that one. Probably because of the style in which it was written, feels like she intended it to go on a screen. 2w
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readers_attic
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Loved it ❤️❤️
#favourite

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TheSpineView
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#MarchMadness @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

At my age most characters are younger than me. Thank goodness for this book! 🤣🤣🤣

Has anyone seen the movie yet? Thoughts?

peanutnine I liked the movie! I thought they did a great job. They glossed over his earlier life a bit but still got the main story across. I really enjoyed the woman who played his neighbor 3w
TheSpineView @peanutnine OH good, because I want to see it. 3w
ReadingisMyPassion Loved the book and the movie. 3w
Eggs I 💗 Ove and the first movie! 3w
LaraReads Both movies were good! I was pleasantly surprised by Otto because I wasn‘t sure what to think about Tom Hanks in the roll. 3w
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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With the movie based on this book coming out not too long ago, I‘ve been wanting to do a reread of this book. Not sure if I want to watch the movie though 😬(I‘m a little peeved they changed his name). I loved this book the first time I read it and I‘m hoping it holds up to a reread 😊

#MCOlderThanYou 👴🏻❤️ #MarchMagic 💚💰🌈🍀

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻 I recommend the original OVE movie with subtitles-so good 🥰 3w
JuliaTheBookNerd @Eggs I will have to look it up 😊 3w
Eggs @JuliaTheBookNerd Hope you enjoy-it really captures the story 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💙💙 3w
MyNamesParadise I enjoyed A Man Called Otto as it‘s own movie. Definitely check out the original film! 3w
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Honeybeebooks
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I put this one off for some time. Decided to give in so I could see the US movie version. I enjoyed it more than I expected. The lonely curmudgeon that finds new purpose and a reason to love again has been done many times over. It is nice that each time, the characters and themes are still meaningful. 4⭐️ for a sweet, understated novel about friendship and community.

Andrew65 Loved all his books. 1mo
Honeybeebooks I loved BearTown! 1mo
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Besha
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Worth reading!

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Injeanious
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I know I‘m in the minority but I had a hard time finishing this book. The neighbor was the best but I just was bored reading it. I kept going since I heard how great it was, but finally didn‘t finish it.

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Eggs
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Backman is amazing. But Ove has a special place in my heart. All the warm and fuzzy feelings.

#Warmth #JanuaryJazz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

SilversReviews Did you see the movie? It‘s heartbreaking, but very good. 2mo
Eggs @SilversReviews yes I saw it several years ago, then watched it again with my daughter. So well done 👍🏼 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I read this years ago and really want to see this. However, the trailer doesn‘t depict the serious matters in this book. Lots of trigger warnings and not appropriate for children. I‘m not sure if I‘ll see it with my husband who has had soldiers commit suicide 💔 just be aware 💔

Bklover Thank you for the warning!❤️ 2mo
xicanti When I read the book, I was amazed all the reviews I saw ahead of time emphasized the comedy without even mentioning the multiple suicide attempts. They‘re definitely something people should be aware of going in. 2mo
PageShifter Yeah for me it was definitely more sad and tragic book than comedy. I don't understand how some stories are marketed wrong. That was the reason why I didn't like Beach Read: it was marketed as a fluffy and fun book and it was quite serious. Otherwise I might have liked it, not when sold wrong. 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @xicanti yes!! People are taking their kids to see this because the trailer looks light and fluffy 😫 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @PageShifter thanks for the warning on Beach Read! I haven‘t read it yet. I wish they would market books correctly… 2mo
Deblovestoread The marketing of this book was way off base. I read it was “laugh out loud funny” so I went into it with that expectation. It was not that and I hated it…unpopular opinion I know. Our local first responder‘s chaplains group is also warning citizens to be aware of the movie‘s content. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Deblovestoread yes!! I saw a post from a chaplain… I hope people will do their research before watching this. I have dealt with suicide in my family and now I‘m not sure if I want to watch it 💔 2mo
TheBookHippie Oh gracious. I best tell the parents not to go! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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What a lovely #Surprise from my sweet friend @EadieB 💗💗 it‘s full of books and all things bookish! Thank you so very much!! I love everything ❤️

#LitsyLove
#JanuaryJazz

EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome! 2mo
Escapinwithbooks A box of happiness! 2mo
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Susanita
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My friend and I loved the movie!

RaeLovesToRead The cat!!!! 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Haven't seen the film 2mo
Susanita @RaeLovesToRead The cat is great. I read an article about him, and the director said he was determined to use the actual cat as much as possible. In the end he only had to do about 10% CGI. 2mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Mehso-so

I'm aware that I'm in the minority here but I just found this book boring.

Took me forever to get through it also, it was like wading through treacle.

There were some funny moments sure, but mostly it was slow, repetitive and depressing.

Not my cup of tea at all and certainly in my opinion, not worth the hype.

TrishB They‘re not my cup of tea either! 2mo
CoffeeAndABook I absolutely felt the same way about it!! Abandoned it somewhere in the middle and just skipped ahead to see how it ends 🫣 2mo
TheEllieMo I felt exactly the same about it 2mo
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lynneamch I listened to it and felt much the same. Just seemed to be making light of a sad and serious issue. I did see the Tom Hanks movie and think it had some redeeming value. 2mo
Injeanious Im halfway through the book and still wondering what I‘m missing, that everyone thinks this is such a great book! 2mo
sarahbellum I felt similarly! Didn‘t work for me 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward That‘s totally fair! Anxious People was probably better, but Fredrik Backman novels seem to be all about the average human experience. Describing it artfully, but… sometimes they could have been in essay format 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
jitteryjane724 I've only seen the movie but that was pretty good...I wonder if they were able to add more power and intensity to it with film and acting? I guess it comes down to what speaks to you at the time. 2mo
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Kshakal
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Movie time!!

peanutnine Saw this yesterday! It was so good! 2mo
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Angeles
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I was ready to love the story, but the "trying to kill myself and all this people keep interrupting'" gag went on too long for me.( Also, not to be a downer, but suicide is too serious an issue for this kind of treatment in my opinion) Of course the neatly tied happy ending works for me, because I am a romance fan but I imagine some people might find it too sugary.Still, the Ove character is one of my favorite guys in recent books so it is a pick

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LaraReads
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Date night last night to see A Man Called Otto! It was so good! I had been looking forward to it since I knew it was being made. It seemed to get almost everything from the book right! Thought Tom Hanks did ‘Ove‘ well. I watched the Swedish film a few years back as well. They were both good in their own ways. #bookintomovie

Kaylamburson So good to hear! I really want to see this. 2mo
Aims42 I saw it this weekend and totally agree it matched the book 😁 Tom Hanks was great and the actress who played Marisol was perfect for the role!! I‘m glad I brought some Kleenex though, I cried at the same spots in the movie as I did reading the book 🥹 2mo
LaraReads @Aims42 yes I loved Marisol too! I didn‘t quite sob as much at the end as I did with the book, but I was crying most of the movie as well! And my husband hadn‘t read the book, so he had no idea what to expect going in. He said…you might have warned me how sad it would be! 😬 2mo
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AmyG Good to know. I wasn‘t too sure about this one. 2mo
LaraReads @Kaylamburson @AmyG yes, I wasn‘t sure after seeing the trailer either. But I don‘t think the trailer does it justice. Nothing is ever as good as the book, but I think it captures the heart of Ove pretty well. And I really loved how they incorporated the flashbacks. 2mo
Kaylamburson That‘s really great! The trailer did not show any signs of sadness. My MIL saw the trailer when we were in town wanting to see it and I told her how I loved the book and she should but that it doesn‘t seem to explain what it‘s about at all. I do think the trailer is doing this a disservice. I wouldn‘t have been interested if I hadn‘t read it. @Aims42 2mo
LaraReads @Kaylamburson exactly. I agree with all of that! Because when my husband saw the trailer, he was not interested, but he ended up thinking it was really good. 2mo
Kaylamburson Yes, my fiancé has no interest and it makes me sad! lol. I‘ll have to tell him your hubby liked it. @LaraReads 2mo
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TheEllieMo
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Mehso-so

Finished this one today and I‘m not sure how I feel about it, quite frankly. For a novel of less than 300 pages it felt like a hard slog. I didn‘t dislike it, but there were elements that I didn‘t like. It may have got off to a bad start when the main character, a mere 5 years older than I, is behaving like my octogenarian father on a bad day…

First finish for the #JoyousJanuary readathon

@Andrew65

CocoReads I share this #unpopularopinion. In fact, I never finished it. My husband is the very definition of a grumpy old man and it felt too much like I was reading about him. And I know he‘s a popular author but I‘ve had zero desire to read any of his other books. Don‘t care to see the movie either. Although my sister also didn‘t finish the read but she liked the movie. 2mo
TheEllieMo @CocoReads It‘s good to know I‘m not the only one who isn‘t raving about it! If it was just a case of a grumpy old man (which my dad is!), it may have been OK, but at times, Ove is downright offensive (which my dad isn‘t!!) 2mo
Andrew65 Well done, a good start. 👏👏👏 2mo
sarahbellum This one wasn‘t for me either. You‘re not alone! 2mo
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LeslieO
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“Ove is fifty-nine.”

Finally picking this one up. #FirstLineFridays

LaraReads Love love LOVED Ove! It was so heartwarming & funny. Still think about it years later. I also saw the movie with Tom Hanks is finally out. I watched the Swedish one a while back, and I don‘t think it will be as good, but still looking forward to it. 2mo
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graysonslibrary
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WOW! I absolutely loved this book. Going into it I wasn‘t sure what to expect, but this book absolutely exceeded any expectations. I couldn‘t put it down. And incredible story of love, loss and new friendships. 5/5 ⭐️

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2mo
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Kangaj1
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I didn't enjoy this one the first time I read it, but I want to go see the new movie and it has been a while. After falling in love with his writing since, esp the Beartown series, I like this much more this time. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
tpixie I‘m hoping to go Friday. I‘ll ask my irl bookclub if anyone wants to go. I‘m starting the Swedish movie. I‘d like to do a re-read, but I don‘t know that I have the time this week with bookclub commitments 💝 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read it again… I don‘t remember there being 4 suicide attempts. I‘m seeing lots of articles warning about this.. 2mo
Kangaj1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I reread it just before seeing the movie, and that is accurate. 2mo
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rsteve388
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This was a beautiful, heart warming and heart wrenching story about an old man who has lost his wife but found family in his little neighborhood. Beautiful, excellent, marvelous, a delightful story about loss, life and beautiful moments that make us human.

I can't say enough good things about this book. Read it, it should be required reading for everyone. It's magnificent!

Lucy_Anywhere Have you read Beartown by the same author? I really enjoyed it and it was one of my top reads of the year 3mo
rsteve388 Should I read it or listen to it? I have Winners by him as an Audiobook. @Lucy_Anywhere 3mo
rsteve388 Woops I forgot I already own it on audio! 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere I read it on Kindle (I struggle with listening to fiction books for some reason) - I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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BarkingMadRead
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What a fabulous #winterwonderlandswap gift from @Gissy 💕💕 thank you so much for everything, I love it!! Thank you to our hosts as well!

BarkingMadRead Omg how did that happen? Let me fix that last tag! 3mo
jlhammar The Appeal was so much fun. Hope you enjoy! 3mo
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BarkingMadRead Thank you @jlhammar I‘m looking forward to it!! 3mo
TheBookHippie ❄️💙❄️ 3mo
Gissy I‘m glad you liked everything!🤗I really enjoyed The Appeal 3mo
Avanders 😍 and Happy New Year! 🎇❄️💙 3mo
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rsteve388
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Thank you so much for my #WinterWonderlandSwap @forestandcrow I am looking forward to reading these series in 2023.

Avanders Happy New Year! 🎇❄️💙 3mo
forestandcrow So happy you like it! 3mo
Chrissyreadit ❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️ 3mo
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Evita
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5 out of 5

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Read4life
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#AdventRecommends @emilyrose_x

Another introduction pick. This was the first Fredrik Backman book I read. Ove was amazing. I loved the writing, the story and the characters.
I enjoyed the audiobook so much that I immediately listened to another of his books. And then another… He became a must read author for me.

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aperfectmjk
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@Laughterhp here's you #trappedonanisland picks. Sorry you haven't heard from your match. Hopefully you will like one of the titles I have chosen for you. Grab your tissues for A Man Called Ove!

@Lizpixie

Laughterhp Thanks! I just started Always in December today!! 4mo
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Reading.w.Dee
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Backman has such a special way of writing and creating his characters, ensuring you feel emotionally invested in them. Ove proves human connection connecting with people is such a huge piece in life. When you lose your one and only, I can only imagine the gravity of loneliness, hopelessness, disorientation. This book proves that you never know what someone else is going through and a little bit of kindness can go a long way.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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I enjoyed My Grandmother… by Backman years ago and enjoyed it. I saw this one starts in November and figured that was a good reason to read it now.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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I really enjoy reading books in the season they are set. I‘ve been reading the Cedar Cove series for a bit now and want to read this one so I‘m set to read the Christmas one next month. While at the library to pick it up, I just felt like getting one more book. A Man Called Ove starts off in November.
Perfect #libraryhaul

Elizabeth2 Oh how I loved Ove. Enjoy your time with him and that quirky crew. ❤️ 5mo
CogsOfEncouragement I really enjoyed My Grandmother… so I figure I will like this one too. I‘ve only heard good things. Glad to hear you liked it too! 5mo
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Read4life
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#ManicMonday #letterM @CBee

📖 A Man Called Ove
🖋 Shannon Messenger
🎥 My Best Friend‘s Wedding, Major League, Mamma Mia
📺 The Masked Singer
🎤 Maroon 5
🎶 More Than Words, My Girl

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TheSpineView
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#ManicMonday #LetterM @cbee

📘 A Man Called Ove
🖊 George R. R. Martin
🎬 The Martian
🎤 The Moody Blues
🎶 Monday, Monday; My Cherie Amour; My Girl so many good songs.

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Susanita
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📙A Man Called Ove
🖊️Margaret Maron
🎥Monty Python and the Holy Grail
🎤Muse
🎶#manicmonday OR My Old School (Steely Dan)
#letterM

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BarkingMadRead
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#scarathlondailyprompts #guilt as in, I don‘t have any guilt about buying these books in Chicago today 🤷🏻‍♀️#scarathlon2022 @Clwojick

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swynn
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So, um, did anyone else see the promo for the film adaptation of "A Man Called Ove" and think "Oh Christ no ..."

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Texreader Indeed I had that reaction 5mo
wanderinglynn I saw the trailer. I thought the name change was 🙄 But I didn‘t have that reaction. I‘ve been a little crazed lately, so what am I missing? 5mo
swynn @wanderinglynn It's related to the name change. I can't help associating “Otto“ with the German comedian Otto Waalkes, whose brand includes a series of “Otto“ films, books, and a television series. His style is a rapid and relentlessly cheerful stream of one-liners, parody songs, and slapstick -- a sort of human Spongebob. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=otto+waalkes 5mo
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DuckOfDoom I had no idea based on the film poster that they meant this book... Why the name change? 5mo
JamieArc @DuckOfDoom If it‘s for an American audience, Ove is not a common name, so the change makes sense to me. 5mo
wanderinglynn Ah. That makes sense. Thanks for letting me know! 😀 5mo
julesG Same! I had Otto Waalkes in mind, too. 🤣🙄 5mo
swynn @DuckOfDoom @JamieArc Yeah, I assume it's to make the character more relatable to an American audience, but I don't know -- the book was pretty popular as "Ove"; don't they risk alienating the audience that made the story popular? I assume there are analysts who understand crowd psychology better than I do making these decisions. 5mo
swynn @julesG 😀👍 5mo
bthegood @swynn you may be giving executives in the film industry too much credit - it might not be anything more than “Americanizing“ the film (general belief that this needs to be done to introduce other cultures into US - like when ethnic food gets Americanized) - not much thought, just a patterned response - If they leave it Ove - people will still see Tom Hanks movie if they like Tom Hanks - the name change at least has people talking about it 🙂 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Last week the Ove in my life passed away. The funeral was yesterday and there was nothing to do but come home and listen to this. If you‘re lucky enough to have an Ove in your life then you know.

Susanita I‘m so sorry. 😥 5mo
CBee I‘m sorry, Jill 💔 5mo
TheSpineView So sorry for your loss 😢 5mo
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squirrelbrain Sorry for your loss Jill. 5mo
quietjenn I'm sorry 💙 5mo
BookNAround I‘m so sorry you lost such a special person. 5mo
Jas16 I am so sorry for your loss. 5mo
Leftcoastzen Oh wow, so sorry for your loss. 5mo
BittersweetBooks So sorry for your loss 😔 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence 😔 I'm so sorry you're going through this. Sending strength. 5mo
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 5mo
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry for your loss! 😔 5mo
sprainedbrain So sorry. ❤️ 5mo
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CBee
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Y‘ALL!!!! How did I not KNOW about this?!? One of my favorite books, one of my favorite actors - I am so excited about this. Watch the trailer, it looks so great ♥️♥️♥️

lele1432 Ohhh perfect casting!! 5mo
CBee @lele1432 he could play any character, I swear. I adore him 😊 5mo
peanutnine Ahh yay! This looks so good! 5mo
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CBee @peanutnine seriously can‘t wait! 5mo
Sargar114 Crap this has been on my shelf since last Christmas…I better get cracking! 5mo
CBee @Sargar114 yes, you must! It‘s an amazing book ♥️ 5mo
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Beck9lol
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I hate they changed the name, but know there is a Swedish version out there. I hope this is good. This is one of my favorite books. It may get me to finally go into a theater. It‘s been some dark years.

TheHungryBookworms Yeah the name switch threw me off but the trailer seems pretty good. And it fallows the original story for what I have seen so I will watch it. 5mo
jlhammar The Swedish film adaptation is wonderful. I'll still give this a try though. 5mo
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Tonton
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New book to film adaption of A Man Called Ove but for some reason now Otto: link with trailer https://deadline.com/video/a-man-called-otto-trailer-tom-hanks/

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MaggieCarr
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kspenmoll Great actor but I have a hard time picturing him as Ove! 5mo
Tamra @kspenmoll 🤔 5mo
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Traci1
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Oh my gosh, this looks really good. I loved Ove so much, and I can't wait for the movie.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/eFYUX9l-m5I

AmyG Oh wow. 5mo
jlhammar The Swedish film adaptation is so good. I'll be interested to see how the American version compares! 5mo
Jemgirl2014 @jlhammar I loved that one too! I can‘t wait for this version as well! 5mo
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Traci1 @jlhammar I need to see if I can find that one to stream somewhere. 5mo
TheBookDream AAAAAH! I loved the original movie so much! 5mo
JamieArc It so nice that some good movies are finally coming out. Looking forward to this one! 5mo
MadelineMcCrae The original movie was so good. I think they‘ve done a great job adapting Backman‘s books so far. I‘m not sure how to feel about an American version… 5mo
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Jilly6183
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Pickpick

My husband caught me sobbing as I finished this if that tells you anything about it. Backman really knows how to tell a beautiful story.

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Eggs
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Ove never makes a full #recovery after his life‘s tragedies, but he learns to be in the moment and celebrate life with those around him who love him…

#IndelibleMoments @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Texreader Oh how I love Ove 6mo
Eggs The actors who play him in the film are great! 6mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Pickpick

This charming novel about the cantankerous Ove is darker than I expected, but ultimately an uplifting story. Ove is pretty unlikable at first, but as his backstory is revealed, one can understand why Ove is the man he is. Tragic and laugh out loud funny, I was completely in love with life on this little Swedish street. Even with the novel‘s predictability, this is a story that reminds us that there is always something worth living for. 4⭐️

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peanutnine
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Pickpick

This was such a sweet, heartwarming, yet sometimes poignant story about a man called Ove who struggles to find meaning in his life now that his wife has passed. He is annoyed easily by his disruptive neighbors, a stray cat, and the world in general. I loved the writing style and how more about Ove's life is revealed slowly through flashbacks. My first Backman but definitely not my last 😊

CBee One of my favorite books, and the one that introduced me to Backman! Another favorite is 6mo
CBee And of course 6mo
Ladygodiva7 I wish I could read this book again for the first time!!! 6mo
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peanutnine @CBee I just acquired a copy of My Grandmother so that will probably be the next of his to read 6mo
peanutnine @Ladygodiva7 it was so lovely! 6mo
CBee @peanutnine I can‘t pick a favorite of his - they‘re all so great! 6mo
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RickW
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Pickpick

Wow! The best book I‘ve read this year. Ove is an anachronistic middle aged widow who has a heart of gold but you wouldn‘t know it. He takes nonsense from no one and expects excellence from everyone. There are so many life lessons in this work of fiction that it has to be one of the best books of the decade. Backman uses a very small geographic area to tell this epic story, relying more on deep character development and it works.

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Crazycatlady1
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
Pickpick

This book was incredible. Ove is a heartbroken man who just wants to be left alone so he can make decisions about his life. He comes to realize though that there are others who need him. He learns to open up and accept love in all of its forms again.

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Lizthewiz
A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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Mehso-so

I gave this one a “so-so” because it just kind of drug on for me. I think I might have enjoyed this more if I read it instead of listened to the audiobook. The ending was sweet though.

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