A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman with Henning Koch (Translator)

fiction contemporary literary emotional funny hopeful medium-paced

337 pages | first published 2012

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All you need is Ove.At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet, a curmudgeon with staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots—and no wonder, with all those happy j...
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Summary of 35333 reviews

Moods

emotional 90%
funny 73%
hopeful 55%
sad 52%
reflective 48%
inspiring 35%
lighthearted 27%
dark 9%
relaxing 7%
challenging 4%
adventurous 2%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 20%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | A mix: 11% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.39

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