Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, yep at long last I’m finally reading it. I swear this has been on my TBR forever but I put it into the hat at my real life book club and it finally got picked. I’ve spent most of today reading it and have been absolutely loving it. Ove is just so lovely and even though he’d hate it I just want to give him a cuddle 🙂
Ove presses the soles of his shoes into the snow. He has certainly not begun this day with the intention of letting women or cats into the house, he’d like to make that very clear to her. But she comes right at him with the animal in her arms and a determination in her steps.
~ Pg 139 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.
But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible..