Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
I had to break the series of ‘non-fiction’ books with something because my brain was slightly fried, and I seemed to have been the only person in the country that hadn’t read this novel last year… so here we go.
First of all I have to say I enjoyed it. Didn’t LOVE it, but enjoyed it. I guess I’m a little fed up with ‘quirky’ characters that can’t cope with society and are lonely and then get a Kodak ending… you know what a I mean?
Eleanor is 30 and lives on her own and has had the same job since she left college and her life goes by the same routine… slowly we get to know her story and slowly her life changes and… well… I’m sure you’ve read it so I won’t bother telling you more.
It’s well written, a little funny, a little sad, but I actually don’t know what more to say… it was so hyped that I expected a little more I guess, or maybe I wasn’t in the right frame of mind and having recently read ‘the lonely life of Biddy Weir’… this felt a little samey. Or maybe I couldn’t identify at all with Eleanor (love that name by the way, if only I’d had a girl…)
BUT that’s just my opinion.
And now the multitude are demanding food… always food… must go. Happy Sunday