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This blog is managed by us two sisters, known to some as Ants and Epic. We're a pair of up-and-coming authors and avid readers. This blog is mainly full of honest, Christian book-reviews and an occasional update about our writing. We love hearing from you all so feel free to drop a comment anywhere to just say hi!
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Book Review: A Man Called Ove

Summary: 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.

Thoughts: This is the the debut book of the author who is responsible for one the most heartwarming books I've ever read My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry. Ove was no different. 
 Filled to bursting with human emotion and trials, you can't help but love all of the quirky cast as they come in and integrate  themselves into the story. I laughed and I got teary-eyed, especially over the halves of the book that included Ove's past. 
  The writing really carries the reader through and weaves them into the tale as it unfolds unhurriedly yet without ever losing the reader's attention.
 And the story heartbreaking and fabulous. it is the extraordinary life of a man.

Content: There's a lot of bad words. I mean, a lot. If you can think it, it was probably in here. There's mention of domestic violence, death, a SPOILER homosexual relationship END SPOILER and attempted suicide. Nothing except the language is really offensive, it's just the things seen in the course of a man's life. All in all, a really great read for mature readers who want a moving story.

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