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Loved the writing and how the story connected characters together from beginning to end. Plenty of moments made me laugh as well as many that made me stop and think. Really enjoyable read!
Characters went from idiots to annoying and wanting them all to jump off a bridge to complete people.
By far, one of the best books I’ve ever read. Heartfelt, humorous, rich and full of life’s beautiful mishaps and mysteries. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a read that offers a little understanding, a bit more compassion, and a whole lot of laughter on the ties that bind us together, both seen and invisible. Backman is superb!
Absolutely brilliant. Powerful. Thank you for this.
Life is too short to read this book.
This was a great read with many characters intertwined in way that only Fredrick Backman can do. Each detail leaves you wanting to know more... each character so well developed you feel as if you know them.
I have always loved books and literature....but in today’s world...it seems impossible to find a writer that can captivate you immediately! I lost my mother a month ago....I suffer from anxiety...the title caught my attention.....the book had nothing to do with what I thought. But I immediately was drawn in....in a months time (almost impossible for a teacher, Coach, mother, wife, friend...grieving child) I have read 3 of his books! I start and every time...I find myself “binge reading”. One more chapter I say..... The ability to so perfectly tell a story of smaller stories back and forth between characters, while including real life situations, lessons, feelings.....I feel speechless trying to explain the brilliance! Thank you for taking me out of reality and introducing me to it at the same time!!
Very confusing story line. Basic premise and lack of impressive prose. I was anxious for this story to end.
Excellent story telling. Written in a quick-witted manner. I couldn’t put the book down, and the way it’s written helps you keep a quick reading pace. The way the author ties so many stories together is marvelous.
At first I thought this was a silly book. Silly characters and a confusing premise. Over time, the people became real and their stories were endearing. Backman has a flirtation with suicide in this and all of his other books which I find a little disturbing but otherwise I ended up enjoying Anxious People.
One of the sweetest, funniest, most emotionally affecting books I’ve ever read. Holy cow.
He just gets the simple, but complicated, human experience. This book had me laughing, crying, connecting with the compassion we have for each other. Bought it for gifts for my mother and friend.
I didn’t want the stories to end...
A wise heartfelt story.
Amazing woven quilt of wit, humanity,profound insight and commentary on the impact that financial peril has on families and how we can help one another with surprising acts of grace.
Loved the playfulness of the writing throughout! Definitely recommend!
Read it all the way ... you wont regret it.
Very impressed with the use of every day life experiences among the characters in a humorous manner
An absolute delight.
A story about people living the best they can. A story about how we all affect each other.
Being a person can be hard, and this books gives a little insight into why.
Beautifully written piece about connections and empathy. A truly moving work disguised as a mystery, with lots of humor and pathos. It will keep you riveted until it’s surprise ending(s). Read it and enjoy. In these crazy times especially this is a much needed work. Thanks.
I found the story hard to get into. The humorous parts were good, the ending was predictable. I expected more with the ratings it has received.
I hope they make this book into a movie!
At first I enjoyed his take on being human. Then I disliked some of the people. And I was curious. Why? Why? Why? Then I liked some if the people. Then I felt worried about some of the people. Now I miss all the people.
Just had a great experience reading this. So much truth wrapped up in a funny, sad deep and meaningful story. Highly recommend but warning I had to read to it straight through. Could not stop!
I am 56 years old and an avid reader of many different types of genres. I have NEVER written a review on anything..... nor have I ever rated any book I have read. That changed today, upon completion of this BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN READ. This is the most amazing, heartfelt, thought provoking book I have EVER had the pleasure of reading. The book is about life. A very, very true account of life. About, love, hate, anger, jealousy, heartbreak, guilt and every other emotion we, as humans, go through on a daily basis. This is a story of human day to day life, and the struggles and demons we all face. Bravo to the writer, whom, in my opinion.... taps into so many different emotions. I cannot even begin to count all the quotes I have highlighted in this read. This book will be highly recommended to every reader that I know. Devour it...... and let it touch you, the way it has me. 10+ stars if allowed!!!
This book made me feel things I haven’t felt in a long time. If you’re a person going through a hard time, this book is for you. Can’t thank the author enough for writing something this great. Entertaining, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. A truly great story. Poetry for people who dislike poetry. Lovable characters, TRULY GREAT, and an absolute classic. I’ll absolutely be reading every one of Backman’s novels after this.