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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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annoyedhumanoid's review

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emotional hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • 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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hazelsnoot's review against another edition

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

4.5


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rebeccalisamarie's review against another edition

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4.0


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julie0032's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense 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

4.25


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felijhn's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • 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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locajohanna's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful sad
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • 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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captainnat's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • 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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carina_dreamer's review against another edition

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challenging mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

 • Este foi um livro emprestado pela Bestie para uma das leituras do nosso clube do livro. Pela sinopse, eu sabia que não era o meu estilo, mas estava com expectativas de que podia surpreender-me.

• Quando a Bestie o passou para as minhas mãos disse: "primeiro estranha-se, depois entranha-se".
Primeiro sinal de que devia baixar as esperanças 😅

• Eleanor é uma mulher que chegou aos seus 30 anos e já passou por muito na vida e enquanto adulta manteve-se à distância dos outros, interagindo o mínimo possível. Ao longo do livro vamos percebendo que ela não compreende o que é entendido como normal e esperado numa interação social (é bem capaz que esteja incluída no espectro autista).

• A autora fez um magnífico trabalho a esculpir a personalidade da protagonista! É um livro digno de todos os prémios que recebeu.
No entanto, fiquei imensamente frustrada com o tempo que levou até vermos o desenvolvimento da Eleanor quando esta começou a abrir-se a novas experiências, mas sou a favor do processo, porque foi necessário para nos apercebermos do seu crescimento.

• Os últimos 30% do livro foram aqueles que mais me agarraram e é também a parte que aconselho os leitores a verificar os gatilhos. Quando chegou à parte da terapia e do twist (que adorei) já era um pouco tarde para mudar a minha opinião geral, mas recomendo na mesma.

Rating:
Eu - 3⭐25
Bestie - 4⭐25 

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pauloleary's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

This is a brilliant mixture of genuinely laugh-out-loud humour and desperate sadness and trauma. 

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