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 3,534 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

  • This book grew on me

    4
    By Daynaplease
    I was ok with this book until it ended and now I find myself missing Eleanor and wanting more! I hope this becomes a movie. The main character was a little hard for me to like at first but then I started recognizing some of my behaviors. Her growth was well done.
  • Lovely

    5
    By Jumsmuj
    This a funny and special book. Highly recommend it.
  • Didn’t pull me in

    3
    By Barbym1224
    This book took me so long to finish. It had such a slow start, then started to get a bit more interesting, but I felt the ending was a bit anticlimactic. I wanted to love it, but it was just okay.
  • LOVED

    5
    By LauraKitis
    Really great read. Laughed out loud several times, but there was also a good balance of mystery and seriousness as well. Selfishly, I wish we knew more about Eleanor and Raymond’s future. I’ll definitely read again.
  • Loved loved loved it

    5
    By pink dreams
    A great read. Eleanor will stay with me for a very long time. Splendid plot.
  • Uplifting

    5
    By Mandarin9019
    Would read again
  • Excellent

    5
    By Deby B.
    This book is a page turner. Wondering what she will do or say next. Surprise ending adding to the excitement of the book. Great read!!!
  • Hated the first 10 pages. Then couldn’t put it down.

    5
    By Sydlee_ah
    You must read this book if you’re desperate for a new kind of story.
  • Lovely

    5
    By michellemybelle214
    So well written and interesting. I highly recommend this book. Especially if you need a break from heavy content but aren’t looking for an easy beach read either. I know I’ll read this again.
  • Eleanor Oliphant

    5
    By kw4023
    Absolutely loved it!