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Response to hermetic (Reply #23)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:52 PM

25. I will.

That is too bad about the book you read, I had marked that for later reading. So far Britt-Marie seems a little like Ove. An entirely annoying character who apparently turns out good just misunderstood. We'll see. I won't really mind that at all if the story captures me at some point but it has not yet.

I think from reading the intro that Beartown is the next novel after Ove.

I actually really did like it. A large group of people defined well and put together by Backman in a interesting way. I am not interested in this sport but it was not tediously covered and only a means to the real story. I almost re-read it before the time was up on my library loan but decided to read it again one day. The story is nothing out of the ordinary, high school and younger kids doing a sport and into the "team" in a town that is all but down and mostly out whose citizens are depending on the kids to bring them back with a big win. IOW there was nothing particularly out of the ordinary I just really like how he told the story and how the characters were developed even if it was a little...here is a strong girl, here is her weaker friend, here is a major jock and here is a guy that is too but he is secretly something else. It just seemed to fit well together and entertained me for 10 hours or so and made me care about it. Pretty good IMO.

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