Sunday, January 13, 2019

#Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman


4.5/5 Book Emojis

Format(s) Used-

-International Edition

Publisher - HarperCollins
Pages - 386

Note: I received a free copy for an honest review from the publisher (HarperCollins India).


"I do exist, don't I? It often feels as if I'm not here, that I'm a figment of my own imagination. There are days when I feel so lightly connected to the earth that the threads that tether me to the planet are gossamer thin, spun sugar."

bored Sports bar GIF by Originals Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story about the girl in the title who, based on my psychological analysis, is dissociated from her thoughts and is completely oblivious to social norms. She leads a decently simple life in her early 30's. She likes to be reserved and not bothered by unnecessary rituals of socializing. 

However, on one particular day, an act of kindness alongside a simple IT guy, Raymond, is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

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Eleanor seems to be doing just fine but she has a lot of darkness and bottled emotions inside of her. Through the book , we observe them surfacing and her dealing with them. 

The writing is absolutely stunning and quotable. The words Honeyman weaves to depict the lives of Eleanor and Raymond are indeed note-worthy. It is quote remarkable and splendid that this is the author's debut. 

sad black and white GIFThere were, although just a couple, loopholes in the story and Eleanor's behaviour for which I have deducted half a star. But that doesn't change the fact that it was a pleasurable cozy read for me this winter. 

CONCLUSION: I would definitely re read this book someday and totally recommend everyone to give this book a shot. Totes made me fall in love with reading all over again!

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