This story is everything that I love about humanity, disguised beneath the irritable exterior of an antihero. I gave it 5 stars, but it deserves at least 7.
I would like to really talk about this story, and the many different themes and meanings. However, it’s almost impossible to do that without spoilers, and I think it’s best to read this one without knowing anything about it.
In the real world, I would probably avoid Ove, due to his prickly exterior and stubbornness, which would be a real shame, as I enjoy him so much on the page. That’s why I love literature and this story, in particular. It tackles a lot of heavy topics in a very heartfelt and clever way.
I adore Ove and his story. It’s messy perfection.
Book 273 read in 2018