Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Book Cover Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman
4th May 2017

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. 

Then everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living–and it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Review – Eleanor is brilliant, the way she is described though she is awkward she is so lovely as well. She is going about her carefully constructed life in a way that does not harm anyone to any great degree. So when her and Raymond meet, the story gets another kick in how Eleanor and Raymond differ. But the coming together of these two characters and how they help out another individual brings us a story that is at times funny, touching and just an enjoyable summer read