Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Books | Fiction / Literary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick "Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!" --Reese Witherspoon No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . The only way to survive is to open your heart.
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"We all have quirks, this one writes about them! "
"I thought this book was fine, not bad nor good, but fine. The ending was quite intriguing so I gave it 4 stars rather than 3. I'd like to give it 3.5 because it's not quite a 4 star book. I think I expected too much from the book as it was highly praised, it simply just wasn't my style of book. But not a bad read for something different."
"This book reminded me of A Man Called Ove! Incredible read with a plot twist that you’ll be thinking about long after reading it. Beautifully written, with lovable and unique characters! The only thing is that there is a scene where a character debates suicide, also alcohol abuse, mentions of child abuse and domestic abuse (neither in too much detail though, but could still be triggering) otherwise it’s an amazing book! I laughed, and cried for Eleanor at times. Highly recommend! "
"A wonderfully engaging book….one of my favorites! Got me back into reading, again!"
"Eleanor was so tragic and so likeable. I spent the whole book rooting for her. Loved this one "