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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

2017 . Fiction, Contemporary, Romance . Gail Honeyman

8.7

Everyone

About the book

4.3/5.0

Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found here No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine 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 unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she'll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all. Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is 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 your heart.

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Year:

2017

Language:

English

Publisher:

Pamela Dorman Books / Viking

Pages:

336

ISBN:

0735220689 (ISBN13: 9780735220683)

Reviews

Sophia Perbohner

2 weeks ago

9

Great. Set in Glasgow. I couldn’t put it down

Mathilde Skjoldager

2 months ago

8

For the most part it was a fun story, told from the perspective of a woman with a dark past. She has a hard time interacting with other people and has very poor social skills.

Maria Llamas

4 months ago

10

A MUST! This character had my attention and my heart. Every moment of her life, the way she thought and the things she went through had me laughing and crying at the same time. This story is based on daily situations through the eyes of a person who had no ordinary life. I have to say, every single person should read this book and reflect on the impact our actions have on other people every day. ✨

Lærke Øelund

7 months ago

9

Fantastisk, rørende, humoristisk og tåkrummende. Jeg elskede den!

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Hello Sunshine Book Club

9 months ago

10

June ’17 - “Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant is about the importance of friendship and human connection.” - Reese Witherspoon

Jenny Withers

11 months ago

10

Loved this book

Beatriz Marañon Straarup

1 year ago

10

Extremely heartwarming, funny & dark at times. Enjoyed this so much, that I was almost sad to say goodbye to characters when it ended

Sara Mirza

1 year ago

10

This book pulls at your heartstrings and will resonate with almost anyone who at some point in their lives has felt a little alone. A very insightful and fresh take on society today, and how the smallest actions can mean so much to someone.

1 Comment

Annie Spencer

1 year ago

10

Such a great book! Easy read, that has a darker side and explores topics worth thinking about. I think (?) I like we’re left with questions at the end, feels less cliche which I was dreading happening. I also now want a cat.

1 Comment

Emily Deane

1 year ago

10

The first book I’ve read in a few years that has made it into my top five. Funny, sad, surprising and highly original

Morten V Schroeder

1 year ago

10

Incredibly heart warming and exceptionally well-written story about the quirky Eleanor and her discovery of the joys of life! It can be really dark at times and takes a few pages to get into but oh so worth it! Highly recommend! ❤️

4 Comments

Tony Lashley

1 year ago

10

This book is incredibly well written and crafted

2 Comments

Mike Passey

1 year ago

10

Funny and heartwarming

lyndee montgomery

1 week ago

7

Sasha Oliver

2 weeks ago

4