Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

The debut novel from British author Gail Honeyman is a compelling, character driven page turner.  I say page turner because the characters in the novel are all unique and everyday at the same time.  You might engage with them or dislike them, but you will want to know what is going on in their lives through the story.

Eleanor seems completely fine, she is a quirky character with a very ordered life created by herself.  She eats frozen pizza each weekend chats with Mummy on a regular basis, same time, same day.

She struggles with social situations yet still manages to save the life of an elderly man along with her nerdy colleague Raymond who is a whizz in the tech department but not so much in the grooming department.

I think anyone who liked A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso or The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion would like Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

 


Reviewed by: Clare Etheridge on August 4, 2017

Number of Pages: 327

Tags: Fiction, Humor

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