Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Publisher: Harper Collins
My overall rating for this book: 5/5
The story and triggers warnings
Trigger warnings for abuse, rape and a lot of alcohol!
The story revolves around Eleanor Oliphant’s simple but routine life. She goes to work, and on the weekends she treats herself with vodka and pizza. And every Wednesday, she speaks to her mother. But one day, she sees a musician and everything changes. What if it’s him who will make her life complete and make her mother proud of the life she leads?
And at the same time, a friendship with the IT guy at her office blossoms. It’s a lovely journey to follow Eleanor go from her lonely life to meet people and make friends.
What did I like/dislike about the book?
The story is told from Eleanor’s perspective, you get to follow her thoughts and reasoning behind many of the things happening throughout the story. And occasionally her mind wanders, like all minds do from time to time. And I had never read anything like that before. It took a while to get used to it, but when I had I absolutely adored this style of writing and telling a story.
You get to follow Eleanor around in her head and see her mind change about things. It’s marvelous! I’ll probably recommend this book forever.