Thursday, June 29, 2017

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine / Gail Honeyman, read by Cathleen McCarron, 327 pgs.

As Kara already revealed, Eleanor isn't really completely fine. But in a lot of ways, she does have a lot figured out.  She understands that people use improper English, especially in emails.  She understands that not everyone has things figured out that SHE has figured out.  We start with Eleanor being a solitary figure. She lives alone, has no friends to speak of, consumes a lot of vodka and thinks this is all ok.  When a new IT guy starts working at her office, they strike up a friendship when they rescue Sammy, an elderly man who has fallen on the sidewalk.  These two become friends and Eleanor's life is never the same.

I loved Eleanor's refusal to care about what she says and to who, she is a woman with issues but with the help of others, works to over come them.  So many of her lines in this book are wonderful.  I listened to the audio version which was perfectly read by Cathleen McCarron.

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