No Spoiler Book Review
This was book-club, book-of-the-year when it came out. It was that year’s “Where the Crawdad Sings”. Everyone wanted to read this book and tell everyone they read it.
I knew that this book was about a cranky old man who is secretly lovable. I think I am just over this concept. The misunderstood villain, the I’m a jerk, but here is why… I want to surround myself with positivity. I'm not into the backstory and excuses right now.
While I didn’t love the curmudgeon aspect of the book, I did like its history and some of the ideas written into the story. I liked the concept that everyone has value and is lovable and worthy of love. I did like that this book is Swedish. It’s always nice to read something that is not US-centric. It did have some good comedic moments and very touching stories of real love. Not my favorite book this year, but I can see why so many people love this book.
This book would appeal to most book club participants, there is a lot to discuss! Anyone who likes books about human psychology and relationships. Readers looking for something heart warming with sneaky humor. If you enjoyed this book, you may also enjoy, Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Click here for my No Spoiler Book Review of Less.
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