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By Fredrik Backman

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Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the type of guy who issues at humans he dislikes as though they have been burglars stuck outdoor his bed room window. He has staunch rules, strict workouts, and a brief fuse. humans name him “the sour neighbor from hell.” yet needs to Ove be sour simply because he doesn’t stroll round with a grin plastered to his face the entire time?

Behind the cranky external there's a tale and a unhappiness. So whilst one November morning a chatty younger couple with chatty younger daughters stream in round the corner and by accident flatten Ove’s mailbox, it's the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming story of unkempt cats, unforeseen friendship, and the traditional artwork of backing up a U-Haul. All of in order to swap one cranky previous guy and an area residents’ organization to their very foundations.

A feel-good tale within the spirit of The not going Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s final Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel concerning the indignant outdated guy round the corner is a considerate exploration of the profound influence one existence has on numerous others. “If there has been an award for ‘Most captivating e-book of the Year,’ this primary novel by means of a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation might win fingers down” (Booklist, starred review).

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If laughter began as a w ay to com m unicate deferred threat, it surely endured as a g ro u p -b o n din g exercise. It fizzes around ou r conversations like electricity, looking for a jo k e to earth it. W e began this chapter w ith a riddle: w hy do hum an beings tell jokes? T o m ake each o th er laugh. B ut like m ost riddles, this one has a tw ist in the tail. A jo k e is a highly sophisticated verbal flour­ ish, a product o f hum an culture and intellect and linguistic skill, w hich has so far defied science’s efforts to reproduce it under laboratory conditions.

Clarke - 31 - This m akes a lot o f sense in the light o f o u r earlier observation that laughter evolved as a noise to com m unicate em otion. For a jo k e to give pleasure, it needs to be shared. T h a t’s one o f the reasons w hy hum an responses to particular jokes or even to hu m o u r in general are notoriously difficult to study in laboratory conditions. R o b ert Provine describes an abortive experim ent to study laughter in laboratory conditions by isolating individuals and playing them audio and video recordings o f G eorge Carlin, Joan R ivers, Saturday Night Live and so on.

T heir jokes are o f the m ore robust, practical variety. If you go to the circus you can be fairly confident that sticks will be slapped. C ustard pies will fly. All this m ay seem far rem oved from the sort o f playful, allusive verbal firew orks that decorate these pages. But clowns are the precursors o f m odern-day stand-up com ics, ju st as practical jokes are the ancient ancestors o f the one-liner. It’s not a straightforw ard lineage - the practical jo k e d id n ’t die o u t once the verbal jo k e evolved.

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