Friday, October 9, 2020

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman ~ My Thoughts #Anxious People

Anxious People

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Print and e-book, 352 pages
Published September 8th 2020 by Atria Books

This is a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers slowly begin opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths.

As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the tension mounts and even deeper secrets are slowly revealed. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people.

My thoughts about Anxious People ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First lines—"A bank robbery. A hostage drama. A stairwell full of police officers on their way to storm an apartment. It was easy to get to this point, much easier than you might think. All it took was one single really bad idea."

I loved Anxious People! The story is full of fun, quirky characters and has a zany storyline that had me laughing out loud in parts. I don't know of another author who can take such a mismatched set of people and mix them all up to make a story that make you fall in love. 

Fredrik Backman has done it againcreating a enticing tale that will comfort you, make you laugh, cry, and rejoice for the underdog. He did not disappoint with this one. It's definitely a book that you need to read, and enjoy!

I received a copy of Anxious People from Goodreads and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove (soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks), My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, as well as two novellas, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World, his first work of non-fiction, will be released in the US in May 2019. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Twitter @BackmanLand or on Instagram @backmansk. ~ Goodreads

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