Pdf/E–book [Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: One of the Most Extraordinary Sunday Times Best Selling Fiction Books of the Last Decade.] ☆ Gail Honeyman

I am late to the party with this book but despite high expectations I was not prepared for how much I would enjoy not sure that this is the correct word thisEleanor appears to be on the spectrum with her view of the world As she starts to develop her first friendships she realises that she has been withdrawn and missing out on companionship She also realises that she is very judgemental and that it is wrong to think a person s outward appearance matches their inner selfFollowing this journey of Eleanor s has made me realise that friendships and happiness should never be taken for ranted and small acts of kindness can mean the world to another personA lovely book that made me appreciate the little things What an absolute breath of fresh air I loved the characters in this book particularly Eleanor and Raymond It was beautifully written and had you teary one minute then the next chuckling or straight out laughing out loud I loved Eleanor s very correct way of speaking how proper her language wasyou could almost imagine her speaking to you and being very entertained I would love a seuel I know a bit boring but I would enjoy seeing her make a life with Raymond I was hoping till the end that would happen Funny isn t it how absorbed you Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More get in characters from a book and want a happy life ending for fictitious people That s the joy ofetting lost in rich characters A charming sad Classic Rough News gentle tale This is easy reading and enjoyable but it is also deeply moving At first the likeable Eleanor seems a uirky odd little character butradually the truth is revealed This is a Class and Conformity: A Study in Values - With a Reassessment (Midway Reprint) great debut novel There are so many sad and isolated folk in our societies and this author has painted a picture of such a person But then we all love a sad person makesood story so this is where this story lies firmly in the area of fiction because we rarely if ever reach out to such people and say Welcome to my home Come and have a cuppa and a chat Wouldn t it be wonderful if we Could Make Room For Each Other It S A Long make room for each other It s a long since I have been so completely disappointed by a book or seen such a triumph of marketing over material Eleanor Oliphant is a perfect bore self opinionated judgemental and frankly bereft of a single likeable characteristic the sort of person that others uite justifiably Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools go out of their way to avoid She is also pretty unconvincing virtually to the point of caricature We are asked to believe that a thirty year old woman who has been in care since the age of eleven and has also attended university speaks like someone who has stepped straight out of 1930 and doesn t know what Macdonalds or a laptopmobile phone is Seriously no one is THIS odd and able to hold down a job in a busy office plus take care of themselves alone paying bills on time and all the rest of it Social ineptitude of this degree would have you jobless in no time how did she evenet past an interview Of course sadly there are certainly people who cannot function in society without family to support them they end up on the streets unable to cope They tend not to be promoted to office managerWe are asked to believe that an alcoholic can drink herself into complete oblivion every single weekend but never misses a single day s work due to her alcoholism Has the author ever met any real alcoholicsWe are asked to swallow the ludicrous idea that a rown woman of Eleanor s age and intelligence seriously believes a bit of a makeover is all it will take for her to win the lead singer of a band a man she has never ever spoken to as her true love Not even a twelve year old with crush would think this fantasy could actually become realityMy real be This is a book which addresses some significant serious issues and it. Over 25 million copies soldFunny touching and unpredictable Jojo MoyesHeartwrenching and wonderful Nina StibbeWinner of Costa First Novel Award a No1 Sunday Times bestseller and the Book of the YearEleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive but not how to liveEleanor 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 weekendEleanor Oliphant is happy Nothing

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missing from carefully timetabled life Except sometimes everythingOne 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 ranted while searching for the courage to face the dark corners shes avoided all her lifeChange can be ood Change can be bad But surely any change is better than fineMoving funny and devastating The HeraldUnforgettable brilliant funny and life affirming Daily MailI adored it Skilled perceptive Eleanors world will feel familiar to you from the very first page An outstanding debut Joanna Cannon.
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: One of the Most Extraordinary Sunday Times Best Selling Fiction Books of the Last Decade.

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To a fable or fairy tale I am drawn make a comparison with Jane Eyre While it is both a compliment and massively unfair to compare this a comparison with Jane Eyre While it is both a compliment and massively unfair to compare this one of the reatest works if literature ever written I think it illustrates the point I am trying to make Both are works about the redemption of a young woman who suffers an almost unimaginably difficult early lif I only bought this book to find out what all the fuss was about I ve just finished it and now I see exactly why this book has been topping the best sellers lists it is a powerful uplifting thought provoking funny and absorbing book It tackles loneliness in a brilliant way using wonderful believable characters I loved this book and I thoroughly recommend it This was recommended by my FB book club and since joining have explored lots of new conquest and community:the afterlife of warrior saint ghazi miyan genresI wouldn t have read this before but I am so verylad I didI loved the story and as for Eleanor OMG I totally fell in love with her character and uirkinessI was sad to finish it and would definitely recommend this book to everyone I know The book was unlike anything I usually read being a murder mystery fan usually but I saw the reviews and thought why not I can honestly say It s one of the best books I have ever read I saw bits of Eleanor in myself and other people I know It was so easy to read and so hard to out aside to do other things that needed doing Highly recommended There s not much to be said about Eleanor Oliphant that hasn t been said 100 times already so I ll just add my endorsement to the multitude This is just such beautiful writing craftsmanship is evident in every sentence and it was such a delight to read Eleanor is such a complex character prickly unlikeable aloofand yet incredibly endearing warm and sympathetic Eleanor s uniue perspective on the modern world was at the same time laugh out loud funny and heart breakingly sad These wonderful contrasts were one of the delights of the book as was Eleanor s Composition and Literature: Bridging the Gap gradual blossoming So soood one of the best novels I ve read all year Recommended to me by by a friend I am embarrassed to say I put off reading it as wasn t sure I d enjoy it well I absolutely loved it I have recommended it to so many people This the first book I ve reviewed where I ve been positive and happy to say it s a Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity great read A little uirky and a little sad at times I laughed out loud I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was sad to finish as would have loved to read about Eleanor I can understand why it will be turned into a movie I very rarely dont finish a book but Iot as far as chapter 7 and couldn t take it any The main character is the biggest cliched sterotyped character ever almost to the point that she comes across as a cartoon character Her behaviour doesn t make sense for someone her age what 30 year old doesn t know how to order a pizza it would make sense if she were middle aged or old I really don t understand how this book ets such rave reviews It s poorly written and downright insulting to people with social anxiety and mental health problems My advise to anyone thinking of buying this book is stay well clear there s plenty of other reat books to spend your money on I loved this book It made me laugh out loud and weep too Eleanor is such a brilliant character and I so wanted to read her story It was so sad but I was rooting for her rather than pitying her I finished it a week ago and I ve really missed her this week I would recommend it to anyone It made me uestion why we don t acknowledge the odd balls in life as they are the ones with the interesting stories and I would be proud to call Eleanor my friend Don t even Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa get me started on Raymondwhat an absoluteent If you read one book this year it has to be thi. Over 25 million copies soldFunny touching and unpredictable Jojo MoyesHeartwrenching and wonderful Nina StibbeWinner of Costa First Novel Award a No1 Sunday Times bestseller and the Book of the YearEleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive but not how to liveEleanor 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 weekendEleanor Oliphant is happy Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life Except sometimes everythingOne 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 ranted while searching for the courage to face the dark corners shes avoided all her lifeChange can be ood Change can be bad But surely any change is better than fineMoving funny and devastating The HeraldUnforgettable brilliant funny and life affirming Daily MailI adored it Skilled perceptive Eleanors world will feel familiar to you from the very first page An outstanding debut Joanna Cannon. Is to be applauded for that However for me it didn t succeed as a novel In saying that I mean something very specific I read this for my book club and had that not been the case I very much doubt I would ve finished it I found it very difficult to engage withI would compare it to two plays which are Creating Chicago's North Shore: A Suburban History generally thought of as masterpieces but which I find problematic Anthony and Cleopatra and Death of a Salesman Both of those seem to me toet bogged down in the misery of the characters and lose momentum and engagement I felt the same sort of thing reading Eleanor Oliphant To put it another way Kermode and Mayo in their film review radio show have a long running ag about the now critically acclaimed film the Shawshank Redemption that there is an awful lot of Shawshank before you et to is an awful lot of Shawshank before you et to redemption This is a redemptive book but on the other handSo the story unsurprisingly is that of Eleanor Oliphant who is an accounts clerk at a small firm She is a withdrawn loner seen as strange by her co workers and is the butt of office jokes She lives alone and her weekends consist of television ready meals and two bottles of vodka seeing no one until she returns to work on Monday As we follow Eleanor through the detail of her daily existence we learn about the tragedy of her life A childhood dominated by a cruel mother who seems herself to have suffered something akin to Munchausen Syndrome a subseuent adolescence spent in care hints of something even darker a loss of self esteem followed by an abusive relationship in early adulthoodIt is in this portrayal of abuse loss of confidence leading to further abuse and eventually stultifying loneliness that the book is at its strongest In fact in response to all she has been through Eleanor has become deeply embittered and her conseuent inability to interact with others exacerbates her loneliness Eleanor s situation is one that it is all too convincingIn her despair Eleanor has developed a singular filter through which she looks at the world In that I would place this alongside such books as Matt Haig s the Humans the Rosie Project or the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime in its use of a disengaged voice to comment on society Contrary to other reviews I have read I would not however describe her as uirky In a similar wayI find it describe her as uirky In a similar wayI find it difficult to view this book as being in any way comic Partially this is because I struggle to appreciate the comedy Of Embarrassment And This Freuently Teeters Along The Edge Of embarrassment and this freuently teeters along the edge of Mainly however it is because Eleanor s worldview is that of a catastrophically damaged and conseuently embittered person and I just can t find any humour in that it s just too painful Also a female friend tells me that a waxing scene is funnier than I as a man can realiseAs the story develops we meet Raymond who is the only chink of light in Eleanor s existence and also catch sight of the man she hopes will be the love of her life Raymond is an interesting feature of the book Much has been written about the concept of the manic pixie dream irl particularly in film Often criticised as inherently sexist the manic pixie dream D'Albuquerque's Children: Performing Tradition in Malaysia's Portuguese Settlement girl is a kooky uirky woman who has no inner life no purpose within the story other than to help the staidbuttoned up hero realise that there is to life than order and reason Well Raymond is a nailed on manic pixie dream boyThe presence of Raymond highlights the other major difficulty I had with the book the inconsistency of tone At one level and at its strongest this is a book about abuse loneliness and mental illness It deals with those issues in what seems to be a realistic and meaningful way But then the presence of Raymond and the way the book ends has a much lighter tone akin. Over 25 million copies soldFunny touching and unpredictable Jojo MoyesHeartwrenching and wonderful Nina StibbeWinner of Costa First Novel Award a No1 Sunday Times bestseller and the Book of the YearEleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive but not how to liveEleanor 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 weekendEleanor Oliphant is happy Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life Except sometimes everythingOne 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 forranted while searching for the courage to face the dark corners shes avoided all her lifeChange can be ood Change can be bad But surely any change is better than fineMoving funny and devastating The HeraldUnforgettable brilliant funny and life affirming Daily MailI adored it Skilled perceptive Eleanors world will feel familiar to you from the very first page An outstanding debut Joanna Cannon. ,