A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

fiction contemporary emotional funny hopeful medium-paced

337 pages | first published 2012

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Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm In this "charming debut" (People) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young fam...
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Moods

emotional 89%
funny 73%
hopeful 54%
reflective 47%
sad 47%
inspiring 36%
lighthearted 26%
dark 9%
relaxing 7%
challenging 4%
adventurous 2%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 24%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 89% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.38