Cover of book Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Authors: Gail Honeyman
Oh man. I ended up enjoying this one more than I initially expected to, but overall I did not love this as much as it seems almost everyone else on ReadAnyBook has…
Eleanor lives a quiet and simple life, finding joys in doing the crossword and keeping herself to herself. However one day when her computer breaks at work she meets the new IT guy, Raymond, and then her life starts to change.
I didn’t particularly dislike this, but I just wasn’t all that charmed by it either. It actually reminded me quite a bit of Whispers Through a Megaphone – a woman living a solitary life who eventually turns her life around after meeting a man (hmm). The writing style was a bit repetitive but I got used to it after a while. I did find myself rooting for Eleanor and the novel was quite readable, but all in all not one I would rush out to recommend to others.
Eleanor Oliphant has earned a place on my Best Reads of 2017 and All Time Favorite Reads bookshelf. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” This quote perfectly describes Miss Eleanor Oliphant. She is woman with idiosyncrasies that others find odd and peculiar. She lives a life of solitude. The book explores her life and her journey to understand who she is and who she is choosing to become. If you are a fan of A Man Called Ove, you will fall in love with a younger female version of the cranky man we all fell in love with years ago. Grab your tissues and please go read this beautiful book.