Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Wednesday 18 July 2018

'I simply didn't know how to make things better. I could not solve the puzzle of me' - Eleanor Oliphant

Hello, my little bookworms! I know it has been awhile since I have done a book review, but I simply haven't had much time to read because of all my university deadlines. If you want to read reviews of all the boring media theory books I have to scan all day, every day, then I would have written loads more reviews. Aside from that, I recently read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and to say I enjoyed it, is an understatement. I loved it. If you are on the fence about buying a copy or you have heard it's good and you still aren't sure if you want to read it, this is your sign, right here. Do it, buy it, read it. 

This book was so good, that I actually leant it to my mum. I love sad books and my mum doesn't. My mum is forever searching for that book which is simply about happy things, which we are both convinced, doesn't exist. Although  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, is funny at times, it does have some dark undertones. But even my mum enjoyed it - and us both liking the same book says something!

So, I am not going to spoil this book because I really loved it and I want other people to experience the same suspense and endearment that I got from the story. But I am going to give you a brief summary of what the story is about - without the ending (obviously). 

Although it's probably obvious from the title, the story centres around the main character, Eleanor Oliphant. She is an extremely different main character, who comes across as sensible and more than anything, lonely. She lives alone, eats alone and drinks (a lot) alone. But it isn't until she meets Raymond, someone who also works in the same office she works in, that her life begins to get more exciting. Raymond is the friend Eleanor really needs in her life and although her crazy life-story scares Raymond at times, he continues to stick around. Now, Eleanor didn't have a normal upbringing and there are some quite triggering images and family situation portrayed in this novel but I think it makes it all that much interesting. This book is really about kindness and about how friendships truly are fifty: fifty.  

I loved this book so much, that I read it all in one day. I highly recommend adding this to your summer reading list. This book will make you smile and laugh, each and every character is completely different and they all develop through the story. 

What I listened to whilst I wrote this post: Real Love Baby - Father John Misty

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  1. I've been debating reading this for ages and you've finally convinced me it's worth a shot!

  2. I love this book good review!

  3. Sounds like such a good book! Your review is really well written. Definitely going on my summer reading list x

  4. Loved this book.... I now need another one to read Asher!! You know I am always on the look out for something good to read!! I am ready and waiting for another recommendation!! Love you boo!! Your mumma.xx

  5. Yes, I like it


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