My niece Mary Elizabeth cautiously recommended this “cute read” saying, “Incredibly predictable and I was at least one-third of the way through before I started to really enjoy it…”
Since I am always looking for cute, love predictable (after all I frequently read the last chapter of a book first), and as a speedy reader, I’m unbothered by a slow start, I gave it a shot. And glad I did!
Eleanor Oliphant is socially awkward, drinks too much, and has a terror of a mother. Her life is strictly regimented until she and her only slightly less odd colleague, Raymond, are thrown together while saving an old man’s life.
Ok, you know where this is going—after all– predictable. But ME was right—cute! If you a looking for a light, feel good novel, I recommend it.
What Other Reviewers Say
Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife: “Like a contemporary Jane Eyre, Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is a woman scarred by profound loneliness…With extraordinary courage, Eleanor begins letting others near for the first time, and reaching for the life she hasn’t believed she deserves. Deft, compassionate, and deeply moving—Honeyman’s debut will have your rooting for Eleanor with every turning page. I loved this story.”
Who Wrote It
Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize and is Honeyman’s debut. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
PS REESE HAS ACQUIRED THE MOVIE RIGHTS!