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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

No ones 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 shes 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 Raymonds 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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ISBN : 9780735220683
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 327 pages
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  • Margitte

    There was a big green poof, a giant beanie frog on the floor since time immemorial. A charity furniture donation when she moved in. She drew a Musca domestica on his tongue with a pilfered Sharpie. Hungry. Froggie was always hungry...

    Froggie and two pints of Vodka every Friday after work, were her only flatmates. Polly, the Australian parrot-plant her only friend since forever. All through the good, bad and better days, Froggie knew it all. Eleanor did not. She could not remember. The scars were

    "He was light and heat. He blazed. Everything he came into contact with would be changed. I sat forward on my seat, edged closer. At last. I found him"
    Physically, fire could destroy, but emotionally it could ignite a brand new life...

    She painted her nails first of all. A bright green hue, the same shade as a poisonous Amazonian frog, the tiny, deadly ones ...

    Then Raymond and Sammy happened. Just like that. One fixed her computer, and the other swayed on his feet and fell flat on his back on the sidewalk. Two audible masticators just entered her story.

    Fate had just unfurled her future.

    Eleanor had no other choice but to become Ellie in the end. But first, Froggie had to be wrestled to the ground, and Mommy... well, Mommy.... But that was an entire different story...the one she never knew should be told, until now...

    The story would require nothing and everything.

    COMMENTS

    A brilliant debut novel. Emotionally potent. A cocktail of life in its weirdest, funniest, but darkest moments. A complete tragicomedy.

    A surprising, perfect ending.

    Five stars it is. An all-time favorite for sure!

    ***** ***** ***** *****

    Postscript Dec. 30th, 2017

    Just read this news in Vanity Fair

    "Reese Witherspoon has optioned the movie, and might also star as the title character. Profoundly lonely Eleanor Oliphant is in many ways the exact opposite of the outgoing character we saw the Oscar winner play in Big Little Lies and Legally Blonde, but this could be a chance for her to show some range."

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  • Charlotte May

    4.5! What an incredible story!

    “These days, loneliness is the new cancer - a shameful, embarrassing thing, brought upon yourself in some obscure way. A fearful, incurable thing, so horrifying that you dare not mention it; other people don’t want to hear the word spoken aloud for fear that they might too be afflicted.”

    Eleanor’s story hit me so much harder than I expected it to. She is thirty years old, has worked at the same job since she left university, speaks on the phone to mummy once a week
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  • Angela M

    At first it’s easy to think that Eleanor is just a quirky social misfit with no friends and no social life and she is, but I soon found out that there is so much more to Eleanor and so much more to learn about her. It’s a lonely life she leads and she says everything is fine but we learn eventually that it isn’t, and that life hasn’t ever been fine. While hints of what happened to her are slowly divulged, we never really find out everything until the end . It’s heartbreaking to learn why she dro ...more

  • paulie

    4.5 for the writing 5 for the intense, emotive, evocative results.

    a few months back i purchased a bag of cripsy puff veggie sticks, i believe they were tomato basil flavoured. they caught my eye so i thought i'd give them a go. i remember during the first few bites i felt like they tasted off, i wasn't expecting them to taste like they had. at the same time i felt i had swung and missed at a new snack, i felt the need to grab another small handful. as i began acclimating to their taste i realise
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  • Crumb

    Oh, Eleanor! How delightfully quirky you are! This book..well..let's just say was one of the most unusual and gratifying journeys that I have ever been taken on in the literary world. Thank you, Gail Honeyman for creating such a wonderfully, unique character that is Ms. Eleanor Oliphant. And that name? I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E.

    I'm not going to attempt a summary of this book because that would seem slightly gratuitous. Therefore, I will simply say, that this novel is a character study of a woman, that
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  • Annet

    Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live...

    Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything...


    This is a sad and at the same time, strangely enough a fun story. I read a quote on the cover "A story about the very worst and very best that humans are capable of... Funny, brave and utterly devastating". That about sums it up. It's a pretty tragic story about Eleanor Oliphant, a lonely peculiar lady with a severel
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  • Justin

    What an emotional roller coaster, this book! I laughed. I thought about crying. I was angry. I was delighted. I was empathetic. I was completely fine, sometimes.

    What started out as a book that could have easily been called A Woman Called Eleanor ended up being far superior to that Ove stuff. There were legit moments that made me laugh, and the book turned in directions that were hard to get through, assuming you have a heart inside your chest that beats about 65bpm as mine does. A heart that fe
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  • Debbie

    I dare you not to think Elephant when you hear this title. This writer is so clever! We've got the first part of elephant at the beginning of her first name, and the rest of the elephant in the last name. No, of course this book is not about elephants, but the writer sometimes plays with words--and that alone is a selling point for me. Maybe it's sort of like subliminal advertising, except the author isn't trying to sell us elephants. Eleanor Oliphant. Elephant elephant elephant!

    I can get all an
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