Saturday, April 29, 2017

Book or Movie

What do you do when it is a cold and snowy day? I woke up this morning and it did not look like spring at all. Snow was falling, the grass was white and the evergreen trees were loaded with snow.

About a year ago, my book club read A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman and I remember how much I enjoyed the book. It was about a grouchy old man who called everybody "idiots." I noticed that it was offered on Amazon with Prime. Having nothing pending that needed my attention, I began watching the movie.

I paused the movie and popped me a bowl of popcorn and watched the movie in my warm home while munching on salty popcorn. I usually prefer books to movies, but maybe it's because it has been awhile since I read the book, I thought the movie was excellent. I laughed in some parts and cried in other parts but how wonderful to see the characters in the movie; a Persian woman, two small children, a paraplegic, a cat, bureaucratic men referred to as "white shirts," and, of course, Ove.

Excellent movie of Ove trying to commit suicide so he can be with his wife who died six months prior to where we meet Ove. His attempts are unsuccessful, for one reason or another and he continues his grouchiness towards the world! Poignant moments between father and son, wife and husband, and Ove and his neighbors.

A perfect afternoon as the snow slowly subsided and I hear it will be a nicer day tomorrow.

"People said Ove saw the
world in black and white
but she was color.
All the color he had"
Fredrick Backman

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