Book Recommendation: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
I finished this book over the weekend...and absolutely LOVED it. It is the best book I've read in a good while, so I felt a recommendation was in order.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has been raved about this year, and it is totally worthy of all the awards and amazing reviews that it has received.
It is a completely original and refreshing story; gripping, funny, sad, moving...and very cleverly written.
I would highly recommend this book. I would also recommend keeping a dictionary to hand as you read it (I learnt a lot of new words)!
Here's the synopsis:
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live.
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.
One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.