Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Authors: Honeyman, Gail
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 386
Year: 2017
Publisher: Harper Collins
Language: English
Description: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, or so she tells everyone, but it's dependent on her strict adherence to her routines, and a careful shuffle past the elephant in the room. But as it is with life, change is inevitable, and when her colleague Raymond befriends her, the walls around Eleanor are under threat, and the elephant wants out.

This quirky and poignant story celebrates surviving what life throws at us and delivers it via the endearing Eleanor, a courageous and unconsciously witty narrator grappling with early tragedy, the absurdities of human behaviour and the rewards of social connection.
Categories: Fiction, Community, Contemporary, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, England, 2019 Titles


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By: CHCH 113 2019-07-26 14:45:45
Group scored this book a high 4 out of 5. Members enjoyed the character development, and no one picked the twist at the end! The book was full of hope for goodness within people - as well as sadness and loneliness. It had an overall positive feel to it, with lots of 'warm fuzzies'.

By: NELS 014 2019-03-27 13:13:32
We all loved/enjoyed/wept/laughed/connected with Eleanor in so many ways! Which of course resulted in a marvellously entertaining discussion, definitely one for everyone.

By: CHCH 423 2019-03-01 14:11:18
A very good book - funny, fast-paced, a good ending and a page-turner. Parts were a little too contrived but that's only a minor criticism.

By: CHCH 125 2019-03-01 14:09:19
We found this a very compelling story with endearing characters.

By: NELS 076 2019-03-01 14:03:33
We loved watching Eleanor grow throughout the novel - and loved how unpredictable the story was.

By: CHCH 392 2019-03-01 13:54:49
Fantastic book.

By: TAUR 004 2019-03-01 13:54:20
This is a top read. Perfect for the holiday period. Everyone loved it, and no one picked the twist at the end.

By: MARTIN 004 2019-02-28 15:01:33
It was generally enjoyed; a quirky and original perspective on 'normal' life. An unreliable narrator who was like a Martian on earth. The group wants to read more from this author.

By: GORE 007 2019-02-28 14:59:32
All the readers thoroughly enjoyed this and can't wait for the movie.

By: WESTO 001 2019-02-22 15:23:34
This book was enjoyed by the group and we are recommending it to others. Created discussion about loneliness in the modern world, and how people/work places treat each other/staff. Very good read.

By: CHCH 318 2019-01-16 11:55:57
We all loved this book.. It is a charming book about a quirky loner - warm and funny but also heartbreaking. We thought Eleanor was probably autistic but maybe it was her early life and her mother that damaged her. Definitely would recommend.

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