Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Genre: General Fiction
Date started: 04 November 2018
Date finished: 10 November 2018
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine tells the story of 29 year old Eleanor Oliphant an office worker in a graphic design company in Glasglow. It is an amazing first novel, that gently deconstructs the ideas of loneliness, human connection and kindness.
The story takes one on a journey through Eleanor’s functional alcoholism and into the world where having been brought up in the care system since she was ten years old, is inadept and navigating the everyday complexities of living among other humans.
I bought the book on the recommendation of one of the ladies at the Book Lounge in Cape Town (it’s probably good for
Although the book deals with topics of loneliness and connection it does not take a saccharine moralizing tone.
If you are not into chick lit, this is not a book for you. If you love light-hearted books exploring people’s inner motivations and connections, then this is a delightful book.
Love and chick lit,