A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove: The life-affirming bestseller that will brighten your day

I can’t remember how I came across this book – maybe the book club at work or some random link, but I really enjoyed this book – it was very easy to read yet conveyed quite a good story of the turnaround of a “classic old grumpy man” to someone who has a bigger heart than it first appears, but still he doesn’t suffer fools easily. Quite a few sarcastic moments and it does a good job of stirring up emotions without going too deeply.

Afterwards I watched the film in Swedish with English subtitles, and it was good, a very different filming style to most mainstream films, but I felt it was a bit rushed and didn’t explain in half as much detail about the main character Ove.

Overall I’ll still stick with book first, then film, if you don’t have time, just watch the film! Book: 8/10