This is a beautifully written novella about a man’s love for his wife, his son and his grandson. He is slowly losing his memory while loving the things he’s losing. A very short read that will make you sit back and appreciate life more.
Fredrik Backman had me in tears while reading this and he’s definitely one of my favorite authors now even though I’ve only read A Man Called Ove and this.
I absolutely recommend this to everyone because it’s a gem that will truly touch your heart. It will take very little of your time but a time well spent.
Quotable Quotes :
“That’s one good thing about forgetting things. You forget the things that hurt, too.”
“You never became ordinary to me, my love. You were electric shocks and fire.”
“I didn’t care why you said yes. Just that you stayed.”
“Humans are a strange breed in the way our fear of getting old seems to be even greater than our fear of dying.”
“You were never easy, darling difficult sulky you, never diplomatic. You might even have been easy to dislike at times. But no one, absolutely no one, would dare tell me you were hard to love.”
Rating : 5/5 stars