A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman with Henning Koch (Translator)

fiction contemporary emotional slow-paced

337 pages | first published 2012

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A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedro...
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Moods

emotional 90%
funny 75%
hopeful 52%
sad 48%
reflective 47%
inspiring 37%
lighthearted 24%
dark 9%
relaxing 8%
challenging 4%
adventurous 2%
tense 1%
informative 0%
mysterious 0%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 28%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 6% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 2% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.35