Reader Recommends - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman.

Step into Eleanor’s practical Velcro shoes as this first person narrative laces together traumatic events with the humdrum realities, trials and silliness of everyday life, bringing Eleanor Oliphant to life in glorious Technicolor. This masterfully designed book can see you lose your faith in humanity one minute, then falling in love with a stranger’s act of kindness the next - as easily as flipping a coin. Celebrate her successes, experience the lows and root for her through every chapter, all the while enjoying her very unique view of the world. 

Gail Honeyman’s sensitive, lighthearted novel delivers a rare insight into profound and complete loneliness, while addressing the difficult topics of abuse, manipulation and unaddressed trauma. This may sound like a recipe for a gruelling read, but perceiving the world through the all seeing eyes of Eleanor Oliphant injects humour and believability into the narrative that makes this book impossible to put aside.

Following Eleanor as she navigates the realities of a life spent alone and greets the spark of a new horizon (armed with her own particular brand of ironclad logic and rationalisation), leaves you with no doubt that she would have absolutely no time for anything as insincere as the sympathy of strangers. After all, why would she? Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine.


- A Pot & Page review


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