Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Smart, warm, uplifting, the 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 her heartMeet 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 pizz...


Details Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

TitleEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
ISBN9780735220683
Author
Release DateMay 9th, 2017
PublisherViking - Pamela Dorman Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Adult Fiction
Rating

Reviews Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

  • Emily May
    2017-07-15
    Eleanor Oliphant is completely 100% fine. She goes to her office job five days a week and then treats herself to a frozen pizza and a bottle of vodka on a weekend. She lives alone and doesn't have any friends, but that's okay. She's doing real well, thank you very much. Except maybe she isn't. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine caught me completely unawares. I'll be honest - I picked it up because it got some buzz and the author is British, but ...
  • Deanna
    2017-05-10
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...ALL THE STARS !!!I won an advanced copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you!To be honest, I'm not sure if this book would have been on my radar if I hadn't won it. Although the great reviews may have pulled me in. At any rate, I am so happy I read it.I LOVED THIS BOOK !!Just like it says in the title of the book, Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine....well sh...
  • Susanne Strong
    2017-06-26
    5 Stars.“Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” but after finishing this novel, I am not. I was completely unprepared for the life of Eleanor Oliphant and that of her ‘Mummy.” To be frank, I was ill-equipped to deal with it, much like Eleanor. And it wrecked me. At thirty years-old, Eleanor Oliphant is alone in this world. She always has been, actually. In and out of foster care since she was a little girl, she has never been touched by an...
  • Larry H
    2017-06-24
    I'd rate this 4.5 stars.I'll admit, when I started reading Gail Honeyman's debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine , I thought about issuing a moratorium on quirky characters who can't seem to pick up social cues or are oblivious to how people usually behave when interacting with peers, coworkers, those who provide service, and others. Obviously these are colorful characters to write about—it seems as if the literary world is full of ...
  • Diane S ☔
    2017-05-13
    What an absolutely fantastic character Eleanor is, a character that grew on me the more I read. She has had a scarred childhood, though we don't learn exactly what happened until later in the story, she wears the evidence on her face. She remembers little from that time only knows she was burned in a fire. Raised in a series of group homes, given an apartment by social services who still check on her though she is now thirty. She has few social s...
  • Pouting Always
    2017-06-04
    Eleanor Oliphant lives a fairly secluded life due to her lack of social graces and crippling self esteem and anxiety issues. She works at a graphic design firm in the finance department and spends the rest of her time at home, usually drinking. Her social life consists of a phone call with her mummy every week. Then one day she goes to a concert, for which she won tickets in a raffle, and falls in love at first sight with a musician. Eleanor deci...
  • Julie
    2017-05-14
    No. No. No. No. No. No.All apologies to my lovely Goodreads friends who have liked (or loved) this book, but it's not for me. And it's sad. . . because I wanted it, I waited for it, and I was finally able to start it. It's Mother's Day, and my family handed me bath salts and my new book and told me to go for it. They know I'm just crazy enough to read an entire book in one bath, and I was ready to do it.And I prepared my bath, and I began reading...
  • Cheri
    2017-04-25
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!4.5 StarsEleanor Oliphant is lacking the social awareness that would have her filter her comments, or even consider for a moment that she needs to do so. She’s a unique individual with a unique view on the world and how it works – especially as it relates to people.”Animals, birds and insects can provide such useful insights. If I’m ever unsure as to the correct course of action, I’ll think, ‘What would a ferret do?...
  • Elyse
    2017-03-23
    Update.....I found a copy in my notes from last year ---Here is the review I wrote right after I read it. I realize - almost a year later I can still remember so much about this story: ELEANOR is a terrific character ... and this book is great!!! Even GROWS on you!!!Eleanor Oliphant, almost 30 years old, is one of those odd characters we think we may have seen before in our books --- lonely - awkward - lacking social skills. She doesn't have filt...
  • Debbie
    2017-06-26
    I dare you not to think Elephant when you hear this title. This writer is so clever! We've got the first part of elephant at the beginning of her first name, and the rest of the elephant in the last name. No, of course this book is not about elephants, but the writer sometimes plays with words--and that alone is a selling point for me. Maybe it's sort of like subliminal advertising, except the author isn't trying to sell us elephants. Eleanor Oli...