Book review – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, HarperCollins
The story: Eleanor’s the office oddball. She’s prim, set in her ways and very judgemental. Not yet thirty, she’s out of touch with so many things in the modern world, wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same food, and has very little understanding of how relationships work. She’s also a vodkaholic with a sinister event buried in her past connected with her overbearing and abusive mother. But an act of kindness is about to shatter the walls she’s built around herself and force her to face the past.

My review: This is one of those books you hear so much about that you wonder if it’s going to live up to expectations. Well for me it certainly did. I’m writing this review a few weeks after reading the book but it’s stayed with me as I’m sure it will for a long time. It’s very funny in places, heartbreaking in others. I loved Eleanor and found her story compelling. I’d have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone who likes character-based literary stories and can’t wait to see what Gail Honeyman writes next.

My rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.


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