With all the five star reviews, I expected a lot more from this novel. Basically it’s a story of a grumpy old man with a sad past. He is called the bitter neighbor from hell, but eventually he finds love and purpose in his life. Ove is not sympathetic – at least not in my opinion. The novel was filled with little tales from his life; about 10% humorous and very predictable. This book just wasn’t for me.
2 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2014
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