2018/04/03

BOOK REVIEW:
ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE BY GAIL HONEYMAN

Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 385
Rating: 5/5


Summary:
Eleanor Oliphant is in her thirties and her life is marked wholly by routine; she works nine to five Monday through Friday, speaks to her mother on Wednesdays, and the weekends are filled with pizza and copious amounts of vodka. But everything changes when she and her new coworker save an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, and slowly but surely, Eleanor attempts to come back to life.


Review:
I loved this book! It's been a little while since I've read such a chunky book so quickly, but I really just did not want to put this down.

It's been ages since I've met such an interesting character as Eleanor and to me she felt very real. It was a rollercoaster of emotions to see this story through her eyes, and the way loneliness is captured in this character is just beyond. It was so fascinating to see her evolve throughout this book and you really feel like you're there with her, through all the pain, darkness and hope.

I also love how this book deals with friendship and the importance of having friends, which sounds in some ways like a trivial thing, but when you see it through the eyes of someone like Eleanor, it's both heartbreaking and heartwarming.

I read a review somewhere that said this book contains the perfect balance between being funny and sad, and I completely agree. I would highly recommend this book if you enjoy contemporary fiction; Eleanor Oliphant is a character well worth getting to know.
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