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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

12 reviews

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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zombiezami's review

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challenging dark emotional funny sad medium-paced

4.5

I didn't want this to end!

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seedsofsunflowers's review against another edition

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

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emotional hopeful reflective

3.5


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taylorjadey's review

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hopeful reflective 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? No

4.25

I really smiled a few times while listening to this book. The characters are so dynamic and I love the focus on friendship. I had really no idea what to expect when I checked out this book and I think that’s the way it should be. It’ll surprise you.

Noting that the fatphobia is pretty heavy even though there’s reason for it. After a few times I felt icky. I felt so validated when I came to read the reviews and saw others had similar observations and feelings.

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mdwsn27's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful reflective tense 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

4.0

While I loved the story, I wished the author had taken an alternative approach/use of language. Not Eleanor, nor anyone else needs to/can be fixed--benefiting from support and trauma-informed care is not the same as a 'cure'. Shifting the narrative about this would vastly improve mental health stigma and help remove barriers, like ones she experienced that inhibited much-needed understanding and care.

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dannythestreet's review against another edition

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emotional sad medium-paced
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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.5


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tcampbell3008's review against another edition

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dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective 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

3.75


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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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anonreadana's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny hopeful reflective relaxing 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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