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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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lucimolri's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging 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

4.75

Típico libro que tenía apuntado en TBR pero que no sabía ni de que iba. Lo empecé sin saber qué me iba a encontrar y que viaje, pese a que me costó pillarle el punto a la protagonista, se le termina cogiendo mucho cariño. 
Risas, indignación, momentos entrañables y también tristes. Por desgracia en las partes más dolorosas yo no estaba en muy buen estado de ánimo por lo que me afectó muchísimo, por suerte mejora (y yo también btw) y aunque se puedan predecir muchas de las incógnitas sigue siendo una lectura muy amena con final satisfactorio.

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sauvageloup's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad slow-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? It's complicated

3.25

A very smooth read, quite gripping, didn't take too long

Pros:
- the writing flowed nicely and made it easy to read. The dialogue always felt realistic and the story carried along nicely.
- it also had quite an original premise which was executed well and I got caught up in seeing how it would all turn out.
Spoiler and I'm glad it turned out well

- the side characters, Raymond, Laura, Bob, etc. were all well developed and made it feel like a little slice of life.

Cons:
- Didn't really love Eleanor (though the name didn't help) and while feeling vaguely bad for her, i definitely didn't 'sob and sob' like the one reviewer did. Some bits did hit too hard and just made me feel bad. The tone really reminded me of 'A man called Ove' and it was given to me by the same person. Unfortunately I don't think I'm a massive fan of this type of book really - the reality is too painful for me, too personal.

So I think my main disappoint was that I didn't feel much for the book and I won't be reading it again I'm afraid, though it was good for a break after the complicated 'Ninth house' book.

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