Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I had heard such a lot about ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine,’ so much so that I was desperate to read it! I don’t really know what I expected it to be; exciting, page turning? Who knew!
When I read the first few pages I must confess that I began to wonder what all the fuss was about. The main character, Eleanor, didn’t appear to have any remotely likeable characteristics; her life is bland and her character is bland – in the beginning.
This was definitely a slow burner. You had to apprecia
I had heard such a lot about ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine,’ so much so that I was desperate to read it! I don’t really know what I expected it to be; exciting, page turning? Who knew!
When I read the first few pages I must confess that I began to wonder what all the fuss was about. The main character, Eleanor, didn’t appear to have any remotely likeable characteristics; her life is bland and her character is bland – in the beginning.
This was definitely a slow burner. You had to appreciate quite how bland Eleanor’s life was, and then gradually, gradually it began to build. By part two, ‘Bad Days,’ I was hooked; by ‘Part Three,’ I had certainly reached that page-turning threshold.
Most importantly, for me, was the fact that long after the book was finished, it continued to make an impression. I remembered Eleanor, her story and her transformation long after the last page was turned.
I give this book four stars.
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