Friday, June 29, 2018

Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Title Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
By Gail Honeyman
Genre Adult Fiction
Format ebook
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
Eleanor is completely fine. She has a nice, normal job in accounting, a modest apartment, and a perfectly ordinary routine. OK, she's a little weird and her coworkers make fun of her and she doesn't have any friends but so what? She's just met the love of her life. He just doesn't know it yet. As we learn more about Eleanor we begin to understand that maybe she isn't fine after all and that you should never judge a person you don't know.

First Sentence
When people ask me what I do-taxi drivers, dental hygienists-I tell them I work in an office.

I don't know why I decided to read this book. I don't think I ever even read what it was about. I just heard both good and bad things and was just inexplicably drawn to it.

I adored it. It was engaging and hard to put down. I had no real idea what to expect and I as I learned more and more about Eleanor my heart broke a little. She was so quirky and weird and if she existed in real life I bet I would have judged her too; imperfect human that I am and that makes me sad.

I think that's why I adored Raymond so much. He just accepted her as she was and offered no judgment at all. He was a great character.

In a world so full of the "I'm right, you're wrong" mentality and all the hate bursting from social media and the news it was delightful to read about how a little kindness can go a long way and be reminded not to judge.

I really loved this book and would highly recommend it. 

15 comments:

  1. This is one of my favourite books last year and I'm glad you enjoyed it, too.

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    1. Wasn’t it perfect? I’m so happy I read it.

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  2. I've been wanting to read this one since last year. Obviously, I need to move it up to the top of my TBR list!!

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  3. Interesting. I've seen this book around but haven't really paid attention to what it's about. Glad you ended up enjoying it.

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    1. Thanks. I’m glad I liked it too.

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  4. I need to revisit this book. I had set it aside, because my emotional state was not great, and I found I related too much to Eleanor, but maybe when I am feeling mentally solid I will try it again, because this is yet another positive review.

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    1. I can see this being a hard book for people. Hopefully you can pick it up again some day.

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  5. Oooh! I have seen this one around but haven't taken a good look. I'll have to add it to my TBR! :)

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  6. Wow this sounds good and kind of refreshing! I think we're all quirky in our own ways but yes some people have more trouble hiding it ha ha or they just get called out more or ridiculed, for whatever reason- and this sounds like it examines that a bit. Wouldn't have been on my radar, so thanks for sharing it!

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    1. It definitely examines it. I loved it.

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  7. Ah, this sounds nice. Social media has been so rough. I'm having a hard time spending much time on it lately. I should probably seek out bits of kindness!

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    1. Right?! It’s so judgy out there. It drives me nuts. This one gave a good look at judgement.

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  8. I think this was one of the Best of 2017 books. I'm glad you liked it. I'll keep it on the TBR.

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