Hot Diggity Dang!! Fredrik Backman never ceases to amaze me and here he amazed, by the way, he took hard painful truths, added some comic relief and create a profound, complicated, enlightening entertaining brilliant story. He has an amazing understanding of what makes us humans and a way with words to create one of the most human stories I have read.
This is a story that you might think you know what it is about, but often stories are not what we think they are about. This story is about a lot of things. It might seem like an unlikely story about idiots and anxious people that at times feels a little over the top but is really a story about something different.
It might be a story about a bank robbery gone wrong that ends with an apartment viewing with idiots who are anxious. Maybe the bank robber is just an idiot or maybe things are just really complicated. Maybe this is a story that explores what is under the surface of what we think we see or know about someone. Maybe this is just an entertaining story or maybe under the layers is a profound story.
Backman creates a diverse group of characters with their differences and slowly reveals the differences and motivations of the characters with each chapter. He explores the kind of truths people hide, the true stories about themselves and he shows us with a little compassion and kindness people slowly start to reveal those truths.
Maybe it’s a story about what it’s like to be human in a world full of idiots who just might be anxious people just trying to survive in a loud world. I highly recommend reading to find out for yourselves what you think this story is about.
This was a Travelling Friends Buddy read and makes for a great group discussion.
Talking about my categories or maybe to myself
I have added this one to the diverse category because the characters are diverse in their differences and experiences and It is a good representation for mental health and suicide.
I received a copy from the publisher on NetGalley!