This book was so endearing I didn't even know how to handle it. The closest comparison I have for it is that it is the book version of UP! Ove is an old man who believes in principles, right and wrong, black and white with no gray. He works hard, follows the rules, and always does the right thing. The number of times he has been screwed over has made him bitter but he still always sticks to his principles. This book was funny, heartfelt, and genuinely honest story of a bitter old man and how he got to be so grumpy. I loved this book with all my heart and cannot wait to read it again.