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#1 Athena

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 01:53 PM

Someone recently recommended a few books by Fredrick Backman to me. He's a Swedish author. He's written A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry / My Grandmother Sends Her Regards And Apologises (US / UK title) and Britt-Marie Was Here. By the looks of Wikipedia he's written one other novel but it hasn't been translated into English. Has anyone read anything by him? I did a search on the forum, A Man Called Ove appeared in several TBRs, but I couldn't find any reviews anywhere.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:06 PM

Here's a thread on A Man Called Ove I started some time ago. The author's first name is spelled without the c (as in Fredrik). I've also read Britt-Marie Was Here and really liked it :smile2:

 

A Man Called Ove

Weave's review

Jänet's review

Bobblybear's review

Willoyd's review

My review

 

 

My review on Britt-Marie Was Here


Edited by frankie, 30 November 2016 - 06:18 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 05:14 AM

Thanks for all those links, Frankie :). Apparently a few TBR lists had the name written wrong too, I didn't think to check it. It looks like most people enjoyed books by this author, that's good to know.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:08 PM

I've read A Man Called Ove (my review is in Frankie's post). I liked it a lot but haven't seen any other books by him.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:16 PM

^ I personally really liked Britt-Marie Was Here, too! And would recommend it :) 



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 09:32 AM

Thanks BB and Frankie :). I think I will try one of those books some time :).

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:04 AM

You are most welcome! :)  I hope you will like his books :) 



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 02:28 AM

I've read 'My grandmother sends her regards and apologises' and 'Britt-Marie'. They were both good, definitely very moving books but not in a manner that feels forced or unnecessary. Bonus: the Britt-Marie character overlaps!




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