Ove is a 59-year-old man living in Sweden who one might describe as a cantankerous curmudgeon. After the death of his wife and the loss of his job, Ove sees no reason for living and decides to kill himself. There’s just one problem however, every time he tries to take his life, he is interrupted by circumstances beyond his control which postpone his date with the Grim Reaper.
This is a delightful story filled with colorful people who are clearly defined and lovable. Even Ove who is a chronic complainer with OCD, is lovable – quirks and all.
It is apparent to me why this novel is so popular. It epitomizes the old adage of even dark clouds have a silver lining. Enjoy!