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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Author Gail Honeyman

  • Release Date: 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Summary


Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT 

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. 

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

But 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.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
 
The only way to survive is to open your heart. 

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Review


  • Hated the first 10 pages. Then couldn’t put it down.

    5
    By Sydlee_ah
    You must read this book if you’re desperate for a new kind of story.
  • Lovely

    5
    By michellemybelle214
    So well written and interesting. I highly recommend this book. Especially if you need a break from heavy content but aren’t looking for an easy beach read either. I know I’ll read this again.
  • Eleanor Oliphant

    5
    By kw4023
    Absolutely loved it!
  • Unforgettable!

    5
    By shiloh_88
    Eleanor is such a quirky and charming character. Her inner monologues and unfiltered perspective of life are hilarious and make her so easy to love. This story will make you laugh, cry, and have you cheering on the-perfectly fine, simply wonderful- Eleanor Oliphant!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By shaina.peacock
    I absolutely loved this book. Eleanor is unique and yet very relatable in so many ways. The story is beautiful, at times dark, and shows how the gift of friendship can make such a great impact in someone’s world. I couldn’t put this book down!
  • Deeply touching novel

    5
    By ShellynScott
    I started this book, (as it was the months choice for my church book club), with some hesitation, thinking it wasn’t the type of material I would be interested in. So I was surprised to realize the further I got into her story, the more attached I became to Miss. Oliphant and Raymond. I loved her innermost thoughts, judgements and psycho babble chatter. It made me giggle out loud. Then, needing to know what happened to her made it difficult to put the book down. In reality, she is a person that I probably wouldn’t have given much time, thought or attention to. That made me sad..... and forced me rethink how we treat others in passing or in the work place. Kindness, honesty, love, acceptance, sacrifice, service. All characteristics of a good human being. We could all take lessons from Raymond.
  • Quirky and Heartwarming

    5
    By H1H0silver
    This book is a quick read that is full of quirky humor and emotional upheaval about transformation and growth of an individual woman. All of which is mixed in with a mystery and some surprising twists! Has that peaked your interest? Will not be sorry you opened!
  • Emotionally brilliant!

    5
    By tralowe
    I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was so...smart. The heroine’s voice is funny, engaging, and a window into the mind and coping mechanisms of a person who has endured personal tragedy and abuse. A poignant reminder of the necessity of human connection and compassion. Loved every second.
  • Couldn’t put it down.

    5
    By Welsh Dragon 22
    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Laughs and sad moments.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By SRVLVR
    Quirky sad and funny all at the same time!