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Invitation to Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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book-club-logoDate: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Time: 19:30 (7:30 pm)
Register by: 16 October 2017 (registration form below)
Cost: Free for members
Guests: €5,00 pp (READ about how this can be pro-rated towards your membership fee)

We opened the TIC season at our first book discussion evening of the year last month and were happy to welcome a few new faces to our group of regulars. We shared stories from our summers and chatted about the upcoming TIC events.

The majority vote for the next book was …                                  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 – neighbors 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…

  • An uplifting, life-affirming and often comic tale of how kindness, love and happiness can be found in the most unlikely places. * Sunday Express *
  • It’s warm, funny, and ultimately almost unbearably moving. * Daily Mail *

  • A warm and tender story about love, loss and second chances, peppered with memorable characters, wonderful set pieces and some beautifully black humour. Ove is a joy from start to finish. * Gavin Extence, author of The Universe versus Alex Woods *


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