Original, warm and poignant.
I loved this book. I loved the excellent writing and I loved Eleanor.
Eleanor, who narrated her own story, describes herself as a survivor. She’s right. She has survived a terrible childhood trauma, and, as she sees it, now’s she’s in her thirties with a job and a flat, she’s completely fine. Only she’s not.
Eleanor’s complete lack of social skills, her literal interpretation of events and conversations, and her unique and quirky take on life in general, mean she’s rather a lost and lonely soul.
Gail Honeyman’s portrayal of Eleanor is stunning. The story of Eleanor’s search for love and friendship is overflowing with poignancy. There are bleak aspects to the story, but there are humorous moments too. And overall it’s a tale where kindness and humanity win through.
This is one of my top three books so far in 2017. And I do hope the author is busy writing her next one.
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is published by Harper Collins and is available as a hardback, an audio book and as an ebook.