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Fredrik Backman

Author of A Man Called Ove

17 Works 32,170 Members 1,837 Reviews 34 Favorited

About the Author

Carl Fredrik Backman is a Swedish columnist who grew up in Helsingborg. He has been writing for Helsingborgs Dagblad and Moore Magazine. He debuted in 2012 with the novel A Man Called Ove. He is also the author of My grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry. Both were number one bestsellers in show more his native Sweden and have been published around the world in more than twenty-five languages. His title's, Beartown and Us Against You, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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A surprisingly weak story from the otherwise excellent narrator Backman. The characters are theatrically overexposed, the dialogues, especially during the interrogations of the police-investigators, are unreliable with the arrogance of the witnesses and the surprising courtesy of the law enforcement officers.
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terrigena | 209 other reviews | Jun 2, 2024 |
DNF

I gave it 100 pages but I couldn’t take any more mentions of hockey.
 
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spiritedstardust | 234 other reviews | Jun 1, 2024 |
I do not hand five stars out easily, but for this book it was a no brainer. everyone should read this book, i felt all the feelings and it made me believe in humanity and kindness. i will be rereading this!
 
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haleychannell | 685 other reviews | May 29, 2024 |
I laughed (out loud, many times), I cried, I couldn't put it down once I got going. [b:A Man Called Ove|18774964|A Man Called Ove|Fredrik Backman|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1405259930s/18774964.jpg|21619954] is an enjoyable and utterly charming read.
 
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Works
17
Members
32,170
Popularity
#605
Rating
4.2
Reviews
1,837
ISBNs
515
Languages
29
Favorited
34

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