Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon

Named a New York Times 2017 "Books to Breeze Through This Summer"

Winner of the 2018 Costa First Novel Award

Winner of the 2018 British Book Award for Debut Novel

Longlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction

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 they have each been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond's big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repairing her own profoundly damaged one. And 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.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Viking, 2017.
ISBN: 9780143199090
Branch Call Number: FIC Honey
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 23 cm

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VaughanPLUrszula Sep 11, 2017

A quick, breezy read that deals with more serious, thought-provoking themes of loneliness, victims of trauma, and socialization. Eleanor has a caustic way with words, yet her voice rings endearingly true. Also satisfying is the depth granted tothe bit characters supporting the story. Some aspec... Read More »


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xiaojunbpl12
Feb 27, 2018

I was drawn to it right away, for her quirky view and worded humor, reflected our time, space and objects acerbically.
But soon, perhaps overdosed by SNL-like wit (losing intended endearment) or became resistant to predictable(except for Mummy’s weekly call) emotional ride, touché moments trickled down to distant sympathy for a specific (isolated) case.
And Raymond is, incredible, but also questionable.
I can see the book’s potential power on general public.

VaughanPLUrszula Sep 11, 2017

A quick, breezy read that deals with more serious, thought-provoking themes of loneliness, victims of trauma, and socialization. Eleanor has a caustic way with words, yet her voice rings endearingly true. Also satisfying is the depth granted tothe bit characters supporting the story. Some aspects of the novel come across a bit pat, but still highly recommended, especially for book clubs.

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singidunum_25
May 27, 2017

"I emerged from the flames like a little phoenix. I ran my fingers over the scar tissue, caressing the coutours. I didn't burn, Mummy, I thought. I walked through the fire and I lived."
Original story, sophisticated writing and heroine like no other. Great debut!
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/04/eleanor-oliphant-is-completely-fine-by-gail-honeyman-review
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