Monday, 25 September 2017

Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant. She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully time-tabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

Then everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living--and it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Claire's Review 5 of 5 Stars

This is the story of Eleanor, who is doing completely fine, goes to work five days a week and treating herself to a vodka at the weekend....however, she lives alone, has no friends and is frankly socially awkward.

This novel is both incredibly funny and incredibly sad. Eleanor is such a wonderful character, she is damaged and part of me could completely relate to her.

This story was so much more than I was expecting; such a well written and emotional story which hits you on so many different levels.

A must read!!!

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