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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman

  • Release Date: 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 4,849 Ratings



A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. 

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. 

But 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.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
The only way to survive is to open your heart. 


  • Not as described

    By MarkiEasy
    The way I perceived this book, I would have thought light hearted... Some bits of this are very hard to read they are so depressing.
  • Quirky Eleanor

    By Daniellible
    I love quirky characters. I love surprise stories of redemption. I appreciate the backwards sequence of the backstory that helps the reader understand Eleanor.
  • Loved it

    By alexisvictoria09
    This was such a fun book to read. It catches you off guard by her personality. But the more you read into the book, the more you relate to everyday things she has going on. Easily became a favorite of mine.
  • A book about loneliness for lonely people

    By moonemi20
    I loved my journey through this book and it comforted me in dark times. What more can you ask for in a novel?
  • A page turner

    By Dtabbah
    Couldn’t put the book down. Found myself giggling so many times and my heart fluttering anxiously at other times.
  • Great

    By skim1000
  • LOVE

    By ashace0201
    Absolutely will not regret reading this book! I loved every minute. Heartbreak, love, strength, friendship everything you need.
  • Eleanor Oliphant

    By Review by Sarah
    The book was a decent read but I would not suggest it to a friend. It is kind of draggy but was not hard to get through. I was very caught off gaurd with the dark turn that it takes, that was not my favorite since was I was expecting a funny novel. I did laugh a few times and do not considerate it a bad book. This book overall was, ok.
  • Completely fine

    By JadeyBee:)
    The book is slow paced. The protagonist is very un-likable. You learn why, but not until you’re halfway through the book. The main themes are abuse and recovery, loneliness and friendship. The book is basic but a decent read.
  • Shocking classic

    By doug funnie
    This book is well-written, hilarious, charming, upbeat, sad, and wonderful. There’s no wasted words spent on needless descriptions of scenery and it’s paced perfectly. I got much more than I was expecting out of it, and it serves as a great reminder to all of those serious literary minds out there that a great story is often full of, and unashamed of, humor and its place in everyone’s life. t’s dying to be made into a movie, if done properly.