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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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anniemae05's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring sad 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

4.0


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lola1229's review

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4.0

Oh, Eleanor.  How did you manage to break my heart worse the second time?!  ❤️‍🩹💔

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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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ecjl's review against another edition

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

5.0


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aflseniors09's review

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2.0

I feel like 2 stars is generous 

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jess_vitale's review against another edition

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slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

I can't articulate why this book didn't do it for me, and I'm left feeling slightly confused because everyone raves about it. It was enjoyable in parts, but mostly just when the story involved her interactions with Raymond or Sammy. I was bored for a lot of it (her observations of every mundane detail became tedious) though luckily it's a quick and easy read. It did get more interesting towards the last quarter of the book.

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allison_jo's review against another edition

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

3.75

This book broke my heart and put it back together, but I will still need a few days to recover.

Maybe I'm reading into it way too much, but the blurbs on my copy of the book described it as "incredibly funny" and "satisfyingly quirky." They called Eleanor a "new curmudgeon to love." I think describing this book as such does the character of Eleanor a disservice. She is traumatized and is (I suspect, though it is never outright stated in the text) more than a little neurodivergent. 

I sincerely hope that Reese Witherspoon is as kind to Eleanor in the impending movie adaptation as Raymond, Sammy, Maria, and Bob are to her in this book.

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madisongturner's review against another edition

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3.0

Overall, the start and general content of the book felt slow to me, a little boring even. However, for the last 30% or so, it felt exceedingly familiar as well as a welcome twist at the end. A great glimpse, however, into the true issues of loneliness and judgement we see in society. 

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melanieripple's review against another edition

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slow-paced
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2.0


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potassiumk's review against another edition

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challenging emotional slow-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

The only reason I finished this book was because I had to read it for school. It was so boring until a little more than half way. Then I finally started to care about Eleanor. Before that she was annoying for no reason. Atleast now she has a reason to be. 

Another thing is that somehow this woman knows nothing about modern society. Even the most tech deprived people I know, have phones and know what pop culture references are. 

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