Another in a series of Swedish novels, which are quite funny
I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies.
Fredrik Backman is one funny writer. He is a Swedish columnist, blogger, and writer. He is the author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, Beartown, and Us Against You. His novels offer the reader many, many hours of laughter and tears. Britt-Marie Is Here is my latest read by Backman.
Britt-Marie cannot stand numerous assaults on neatness, uncleanliness, and poor manners. She is socially awkward, and she does not suffer fools. However, she is a ferocious and meticulous cleaner. She also takes care to feed a rat, which takes up residence in her living space. She has recently separated from her husband, Kent, and she is now courted by Sven, a handsome police officer who lives in the town of Borg.