Anxious People [Book Review] #ThrowBackThursday

July 14, 2022

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman


Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (cover) Image: a man and woman stand with backs to the camera on a balcony looking into the distance

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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My Summary:

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)


    • 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!

  1. 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

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