July 14, 2022
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Genre/Categories: Contemporary Literary Fiction, Closed Door Mystery, Humor
Welcome to Throwback Thursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of an old read. Today, I’m re-sharing a title by one of my favorite authors, Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Highly relatable and well-drawn, extraordinarily human characters.
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
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Anxious People is the story of a bank robber and a group of hostages at an open house…a bunch of idiots, really (in the most endearing sense of the word). But the real story behind the circumstances is about a bridge and so much more.
“We can’t change the world, and a lot of the time we can’t even change people. No more than one bit at a time. So we do what we can to help whenever we get the chance. We save those we can. We do our best. Then we try to find a way to convince ourselves that that will just have to….be enough. So we can live with our failures without drowning.”
Continue here for my full review of Anxious People…
Have you read Anxious People or is it on your TBR?
Related Backman Posts:
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World, Beartown, Us Against You, The Deal of a Lifetime, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, TTT: Ten Reasons I’m Thankful For a Favorite Author (Backman)
I read Anxious People fairly recently and just loved it.
Yay! 🙌 Have you seen the Netflix adaptation?
I didn’t know there was a Netflix adaptation, Carol. I will have to see if it is available in Canada. Great choice for a throwback.
Yes! Look for it! It’s in Swedish so you need to enable English subtitles but it’s sooo good! And very Swedish!
I looked last night and found it. I will have to figure out how to enable subtitles.
I cannot wait to read this one! I love all of the other works by Backman.
It’s different from his others! I appreciate his “range” …..but the one thing all his work has in common is well drawn unique characters! I hope you enjoy it!
Have you seen it on Netflix Carol?
Yes! 🙌 enjoyable but not as good as the book!
it’s on my list tor read though since that gets longer by the day it might not get read until the next decade!
So many books so little time! Meanwhile, there’s a Netflix adaptation!
Oh really! Shall hunt around for it
I read it quite some time back …..and was so intrigued and amazed by the book…. sometimes wish there was a sequel, or another book in such a psychoanalytic genre
Backman is a master of creating complex characters and writing thought provoking stories!
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