Romance is a sort of genre that I read when I want to escape the veil of heavy and serious literature. The thing about the romance novels is that they are a very good respite from the hustle and bustle around you. And yes, that is the reason I often make my way back to some of the Nicholas Sparks books. They wind me down.
Every once in a while, there come along a book that captivates you. This book is just the same. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is a delightful book to read. It is funny but also deeply emotional. It’s a story about A Man Called Ove. The book is hilarious and told with an emotional intensity that slowly develops through out the book. By the end, there is no denying of the emotional undercurrents that you will experience. This book is about rediscovery and healing with grief. It is also a story about how people add colors to the life and their importance in life.
I cannot really fathom what goes through Michael Ondaatje’s mind. How can someone write such beautiful prose that leaves you breathless? The magic of the Ondaatje book is that you float with it as if in a smooth flowing brook. And once you have read the book, there is no going back. You can never be the same. The words will fill your very being. They will step into that deep longing within your heart.