I’m about the get really gushy about a book. A really, really, REALLY good book. I’ve just finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. I was one billion percent wrong when I thought that I wasn’t going to get much from this book.
Eleanor Oliphant is about the titular character who has the same lunch routine everyday, she wears the same outfit everyday, she’s worked in the same mundane job for years, she doesn’t have any friends but… She’s completely fine. After winning a work raffle Eleanor ends up seeing a band and decided that the lead singer is THE ONE. Eleanor goes about changing everything about herself so she can become the perfect woman for the musician.
I expected a easy, fluffy read with this one but what I got was one of the best novels I’ve read in ages. Eleanor Oliphant is so funny, I can’t remember a time I’ve laughed out loud so much. Eleanor’s observations are cutting, blunt and honest. And Oliphant isn’t a character you laugh at in a mocking way, there’s a real warmth and compassion you create for this character. Honeyman has crafted one of my new favourite characters and I just want everyone to read this book.
Trust me, just get this book. It will make your week so much more enjoyable and it’ll make your life so much better.