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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781524705947
ISBN-10: 1524705942
Publication Date: 6/5/2018
Pages: 383
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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I got the book through On the cover, it states "Reese's Book Club" and there's a quote from Reese Witherspoon describing the book as "Beautifully written and incredibly funny." Describing the book as "incredibly funny" is (in my opinion) a gross mischaracterization of the book. Eleanor, the protagonist, is someone who has little in the way of social skills. Apparently, her ineptness in this area is what is so (supposedly) funny.

I felt somewhat sorry for Eleanor because of her quirky behavior that made it difficult for her to be accepted by her co-workers. Eleanor had no friends or social life. She spent her time outside work drinking at home. Early in the book the author hints that Eleanor had had something bad happen to her. It's not until nearly the end of the book that the full story is disclosed and one then understands why she drinks.

There's not a lot of "action" in the book--rather, it's the story of a woman who goes "down the rabbit hole" and emerges from it transformed.
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This is one of the BEST books I have ever read! It is clever, heart-warming, funny, and so well written. You find yourself crying on one page and laughing out loud the next. Eleanor gets into your heart and you want her to succeed. LOVE this book!
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I absolutely loved this book! The story is so mesmerizing and the character growth is awesome! I have reccommended this book to many of my friends.
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Great story. You really don't know what is going to happen. There are so many options the story could take. Interesting people. I'd recommend it.

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