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    • #1821
      Nancy Bethel
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        @nancybethel

        This is the book that turned me on to Fredrik Bachman. Funny, and so much heart.  Are there other books by FB you enjoyed?

      • #1830
        Jennifer Hasting
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          @jenny

          I liked Britt Marie was here. I think I liked it better than Ove.

        • #1832
          Bambi Reed
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            @breed17

            I loved The Bear Town series.

            i thought this one had a slow start, but I really enjoyed it by the end.

          • #1846
            Tammy
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              @tswinn72

              Just finished the book, while this is not in my normal genre I had read many good reviews on this one. I didn’t love it. It was hard for me to get into. The ending was very heartwarming.

              • #1920
                Susana
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                  @susana

                  He has a different style of writing, like everything in life, it might not be for everyone, but I would give another of his novels another chance.

              • #1872
                April P.
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                  @april290

                  I read Beartown as my first introduction to FB. I have since read A Man Called Ove, Us Against You, and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry. I have Winners and Anxious People currently on my TBR shelf. I think My Grandmother Asked Me . . . is my favorite so far, though.

                • #1875
                  Dolores Ferrero
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                    @dolores

                    Ove was also my introduction to Backman, early last year. Like other readers, I enjoyed it, and I also loved Britt-Marie Was Here. I’m looking forward to the Beartown series and Anxious People as well.

                  • #1880
                    Ginny Randall
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                      @ginia552

                      Anxious People was my first Fredrik Backman book.  I did enjoy A Man Called Ove.  I liked the way Ove changed through his interaction with all the other characters in the book.

                    • #1919
                      Susana
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                        @susana

                        All of them, but the characters in Beartown trilogy have stayed with me.

                      • #2034
                        Patty Carroll
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                          @pcarroll

                          I love everything I’ve read by this writer. I’ve read all of his books except the last one in the Beartown series. They all take the reader on an emotional rid, with laughter and tears and frustration and compassion. I think he is the most human writer at work right now. I’d love to have a beer or a cup of tea with him!

                          • #2054
                            Dolores Ferrero
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                              @dolores

                              This! I would love to have a beverage with him and pick his brain.

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