Monday, October 23, 2017

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Eleanor is a bit of an odd fish, not only lonely she seems to not understand people.  She lives alone and goes to her office job where she doesn't quite fit in, and on Fridays collects her supermarket pizza and 2 bottles of vodka and heads home for a weekend alone.  The only outside contact is a weekly phone call to her mother.

All this changes when she has contact with IT worker Raymond and they help an elderly man, Eleanors empty world begins to expand and with it changes that she does not expect.

I enjoyed this story, and understood the sadness, loneliness and isolation that Eleanor lives, and liked how she slowly was able to venture out, and how that brings her some type of happiness.  I am sure that this one will be made into a movie, and I hope they don't ruin it a la Bridget Jones style.  4/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

What sort of movie it becomes may depend on whether it is produced as an independent or made for commercial consumption. Hope for the former.