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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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alexsartifacts's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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annoyedhumanoid's review

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emotional hopeful sad medium-paced
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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

Raymond is the only good man

on a serious note, it was nice to see someone get better.

I took one of my hands in the other, tried to imagine what it would feel like if it was another person’s hand holding mine. There have been times when I felt that I might die of loneliness. People sometimes say they might die of boredom, that they’re dying for a cup of tea, but for me, dying of loneliness is not hyperbole. When I feel like that, my head drops and my shoulders slump and I ache, I physically ache, for human contact—I truly feel that I might tumble to the ground and pass away if someone doesn’t hold me, touch me.

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lunacurlypaws's review against another edition

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I didn't like the main character, the "romance" aspects felt superficial and gross, and the main character's trauma seemed mainly used for shock value or to create mystery and suspense. I couldn't relate to several key points of the main character's life, like her drinking, stalking, heterosexuality, or rudeness, even though I empathized strongly with others.  While some scenes were very well done, I was mainly bored or annoyed while reading, if not repulsed. I suppose there were too many straight people being nasty to each other. The only decent person is the main love interest, and he's introduced as fat and unattractive, setting up a "inner vs outer beauty" moral lesson I find gross and reductive and boring. 

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ashley_dreaming's review against another edition

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challenging dark mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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enoemo's review against another edition

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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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jordan_noel's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring reflective sad tense fast-paced
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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Eleanor Oliphant describes how loneliness can completely eat at a person's whole life, and yet still feel like something that must be hidden away.

Eleanor Oliphant is funny, completely un-self-aware, and refreshingly blunt with her social observations. She's continuously shocking and increasingly loveable the more you get to know her.

I felt that this book can help anyone better understand how isolating "dark thoughts" can be, and how necessary simple social interactions are to our survival and, less dramatically, our well-being. Everybody needs a friend, no one is completely self-sufficient and happy, in spite of that being exactly what society seems to want from each of us. I loved the honesty in this book; it's the only way for people to truly heal and live better lives. 

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felijhn's review against another edition

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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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deebot's review against another edition

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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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ritzandglamour's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful sad tense medium-paced
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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

Heartbreaking, but leaves on a good note of hope. 

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wildhorses's review against another edition

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  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.0


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