Tilburg International Club

Home » Activities » Book Club » Book Club review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Book Club review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

OUR MISSION

tíc is a non-profit association that provides social and educational activities for internationals living in and around Tilburg. Read more About tíc.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

book-club-logo

by Anne van Oorschot

TIC members braved the road construction around Tilburg north and found their way to book club…whew!! Inside, all was cozy with fresh tea and cookies and a nice book to discuss, The Man Called Ove, by . Ove, the main character of the book, seemed like the grumpiest man in the world. He is very unhappy with his life and tries different methods to kill himself, but he is unsuccessful in his attempts each time. “No great loss” the reader may initially think, but as the story progresses, more information about Ove’s life is shared: the loss of his parents at a young age, the lack of friends, his hard working-no nonsense nature, how he teaches himself one trade after another, the beautiful and effervescent woman he falls in love with and marries – only to have her crippled by a bus drivers careless actions and later lose her to illness. One realizes that all of Ove’s grumpiness hides a profound loneliness and a sense of responsibility for many of the unhandy people around him. Ove has a heart of gold, but swears that idea is absolute rubbish.

We all enjoyed the book tremendously! I think we will all look at the grumpy people we encounter in life a bit differently after meeting Ove. And, we will certainly NEVER take the choice of what brand of new car to get lightly. If it were up to Ove, it would, of course, be a Saab…”and that’s all I have to say about that!”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Upcoming Events

  • TICnic 30 June 2019 Annual tíc picnic
  • Book Club: Slaughterhouse 5 4 September 2019

See our latest on Instagram!

Here we are! Thank you all for your support and donations! #nachtvandevluchteling #rotterdam #charitywalk #tilburginternationalclub
Sunny Sunday, long weekend, #meimarkt until today, what else could we ask for? #sundaysale #sundayspecial #weekendvibes ☀️ #expat #expatlife #dutchculture #holland #netherlands #visitnetherlands #visitholland #thenetherlands . . . . . . . . . . . #multicultural #tilburginternationalclub #tilburginternational #tilburg #tilburgdrinkt #tilburgismooi #visittilburg #ditistilburg #brabant #noordbrabant #visitbrabant #tilburgcom #inbrabant
Our president with the mayor yesterday at #hapstapfestival ! Thank you all for coming, we hope you all had an amazing time just like we did! 👍 See you next weekend to those who are walking with us 🚶‍♀️🚶 and otherwise see you at our annual picnic #ticnic! ☀️ . #Repost @yolonda_nl_usa (@get_repost) ・・・ The mayor of Tilburg stopped by to say hello! #tilburginternationalclub ##burgermeester #tilburg #hapstap #internationals #expats #homeiswheretheheartis #livingabroad
SAVE THE DATES! Dear tic members and guests, for everyone that would like to know how are calendar year ends, here you have our upcoming events! The last one and for what we have all waiting for is our yearly event before summer holidays: the annual tícnic! 🌄 You already know that you will be joining us? Send us a message to let you know how to register for each of the events! -- A club for expats in Brabant Visit us: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn http://www.tilburginternationalclub.com/ ✨ Upcoming Events: 5 Jun 2019 - Book Club: West with the Night, by Beryl Markham 7 Jun 2019 - Hap Stap Festival 15 Jun 2019 - Charity Event: Nacht van de Vluchteling 30 Jun 2019 - Tic Picnic #expat #expatlife #dutchculture #holland #netherlands #visitnetherlands #visitholland #thenetherlands . . . . . . . . . . . #multicultural #tiptuesday #tilburginternationalclub #tilburginternational #tilburg #tilburgdrinkt #tilburgismooi #visittilburg #ditistilburg #brabant #noordbrabant #visitbrabant #tilburgcom #inbrabant #humpday #dayoff #ascensionday

News Archives

%d bloggers like this: