Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman

  • Release Date: 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,980 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT 

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon

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 social interactions, 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 on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting 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. 

Reviews

  • Emotionally brilliant!

    5
    By tralowe
    I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was so...smart. The heroine’s voice is funny, engaging, and a window into the mind and coping mechanisms of a person who has endured personal tragedy and abuse. A poignant reminder of the necessity of human connection and compassion. Loved every second.
  • Couldn’t put it down.

    5
    By Welsh Dragon 22
    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Laughs and sad moments.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By SRVLVR
    Quirky sad and funny all at the same time!
  • Loved!

    5
    By Jmoc19
    Heartwarming, insightful, and funny. One of the most well-developed characters I've read in a long time.
  • We can all use a friend.

    5
    By gorgeous girl me
    Much like Eleanor I think we all spend a lot of time thinking we are okay on our own. We don’t need anyone else. Then on the flip side, we see people different then us, and think they’re strange. If we open up & get to know people, we find life is better with others around us.
  • Eleanor oliphqnt is completely fine

    5
    By ihdtf
    Brilliant. While the story might be obvious, young woman, traumatized as a child, begins to find hope and love , the storytelling is exquisite. I was angry at Eleanor at times and at times you feel as broken as she was. Brilliant is all I can say. I want more.
  • Unexpected

    5
    By stutterrrrer
    Never thought I’d grow to love and hope the best for the strange and eccentric Eleanor Oliphant.
  • Completely Fantastic

    5
    By barbdds
    What an expertly crafted book. Revealing little by little what we needed to get to know Eleanor and her quirky survival techniques. We all should learn to be kinder and not judgmental. There is probably good reason for people’s strange behavior
  • Eleanor Oliphant

    5
    By Word Lover 70
    This first time novelist has written a riveting story revealing the life of EO. The storyline contains sad and funny elements carefully intertwined as the novel unfolds. Characters are richly drawn. At times it was easy to envision becoming friends with the characters. They help the plot move along as we see Eleanor grow to be a woman confident of herself but willing to become vulnerable to the life story of others as she is drawn into their lives. This is a truly enjoyable novel. I highly recommend it.
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

    5
    By jcs:-)
    This book captured my interest and my heart from start to finish. I absolutely loved it!!!