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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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cecilialau_'s review against another edition

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5.0

The book surprised me in how it just flowed so effortlessly. It was a really enjoyable read for the writing style, the humour, while being very brutal at times.
Spoiler I loved that the friendship between Eleanor and Raymond remained just that. At least I appreciate that it’s up for interpretation in the end, instead of it being an obvious and direct choice by the author (which would have felt inauthentic in my opinion as a means to just put a nice bow on the story) 

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mallory10100's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted relaxing sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

i loved the character development and the discussions of mental health in this story. certainly didn’t expect abuse to play such a big part. 

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shelbyleigh_'s review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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fedoranonymous's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.25

This book is billed as comedy. Fucking where? Is it the parts where Eleanor is horribly rude to service workers? Because that's not funny, it's infuriating. It's written to be infuriating. I have no idea where Penguin gets off billing this as a comedy.

It was a necessary book for me though. It deals with abuse, the cycles thereof, and healing. I cried, and thanked the book for making me cry. I hate this book as much as I love it.

It makes me feel a whole lot, so it must be good. It mostly made me feel like throwing the book at the wall, though.

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