Tuesday, July 26, 2016

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

Today I'm featuring A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman, which I am reading with one of my book clubs.

A Man Called Ove 
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A Man Called Ove Buys a Computer That is Not a Computer

Ove is fifty-nine. 

He drives a Saab.  He's the kind of man who points at people he doesn't like the look of, as if they were burglars and his forefinger a policeman's torch.  He stands at the counter of a shop where owners of Japanese cars come to purchase white cables.  Ove eyes the sales assistant for a long time before shaking a medium-sized white box at him.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?   
My first impression of Ove is that he is lacking in social skills and doesn't care what others think.  As I read on, I'm learning what makes him tick.  For years he has been a stickler for rules and life alone is getting to be too much for him.   But his recent interactions with a stray cat and new neighbors may just change his outlook on life.

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