I’m just about done reading A Man Called Ove. I’ve noticed that many fellow bloggers have read and enjoyed this book. This is a book club choice and, right now, I’m not sure there’s going to be enough in this book to talk about. Has anyone else read this as a book club choice? Was it successful?
Here’s the opening paragraph:
A MAN CALLED OVE BUYS A COMPUTER
THAT IS NOT A COMPUTER
Ove is fifty-nine.
He drives a Saab. He’s the kind of man who points at people he doesn’t like the look of, as if they were burglars and his forefinger a policeman’s flashlight. He stands at the counter of a shop where owners of Japanese cars come to purchase white cables. Ove eyes the sales assistant for a long time before shaking a medium-sized white box at him.
“So this is one of those O-Pads, is it?” he demands.
What do you think?
Would you keep reading?
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