You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Maybe he sensed, back then, that I would never aspire to anything more than a poorly paid office job, that I would be content to stay with the company and save him the bother of ever having to recruit a replacement. Monday takes a long time to come around. Her mother is mean and angry and leaves her feeling less than. Eleanor Oliphant is one of the most interesting characters that I have read in a while. The younger they are, the more recent their training, and that can only be a good thing. When people ask me what I do—taxi drivers, hairdressers—I tell them I work in an office. In almost eight years, no one’s ever asked what kind of office, or what sort of job I do there. VERDICT For those seeking a dramatic page-turner combined with a whimsical love story.—April Sanders, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL. Bob, the owner, took me on not long after the office opened. "Yes," I said. --Publishers Weekly. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. This is Honeyman's debut novel and she lives in Glasgow, Scotland. I usually (well, always) talk to Mummy on a Wednesday evening for fifteen minutes or so. When I first started working here, whenever anyone asked, I told them that I worked for a graphic design company, but then they assumed I was a creative type. She lacks social skills and tends to spout off facts to people just having conversations. Based on the stamp of approval from Reese Witherspoon on the front cover, I expected it to be a fluffy airplane read. I went to the doctor yesterday. The book’s protagonist Don, a genetics professor, reminds me so much of Eleanor Oliphant. I'm a finance clerk. I used to bring in my own sandwiches, but the food at home always went off before I could use it up, so now I get something from the high street. After a few days (I’ve often wondered how many) they would worry that I hadn’t phoned in sick—so unlike me—and they’d dig out my address from the personnel files. I whisper I know where you live to them, and hang up the phone very, very gently. Find me, covering their faces, gagging at the smell? I have some vodka afterward. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Large Print) : Honeyman, Gail : Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. When I first started working here, whenever anyone asked, I told them that I worked for a graphic design company, but then they assumed I was a creative type. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I always finish with a trip to Marks & Spencer on a Friday, which rounds off the week nicely. I feel the need to point that out because of all those blurbs (like Reese Witherspoon's) describing the book as so funny. You’d think that would be impossible, wouldn’t you? Monday takes a long time to come around. How anyone could actually read this and refer to it as funny is beyond me. . "You see, I've weighed them, and they're almost half a stone-combined weight, that is, not each!" Teens will be spellbound as Eleanor unravels the mystery of her past and develops a sense of self. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ). "I've been in agony." One of these items ships sooner than the other. The novel follows Marian, who is living a very stable life – she works in an office, makes money, has a good respectable boyfriend, and from the outside her life is perfect. Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2018. . Every Friday, stop and buy pizza and vodka. A strong gust of wind could dislodge me completely, and I’d lift off and blow away, like one of those seeds in a dandelion clock. Something that left her with a scar on her face and moving from foster home to foster home. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. She can barely work the computer. Please try again. he said. To be fair, part of that is salary­ elated. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Large Print) : Honeyman, Gail : Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. I read this for my book club, and had that not been the case, I very much doubt I would've finished it. Would the officers break down the front door? Readers will cheer.” --Booklist (starred review) "Astounding." Eleanor Oliphant, the novel's protagonist and narrator, lives in Glasgow and works as a finance clerk for a graphic design company. The main character is socially awkward because of her extreme childhood abuse. Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2018. Pamela Dorman Books; First Edition (May 9, 2017). Penguin Books; Reprint edition (June 5, 2018), A small town contemporary romance about unexpected love and second chances…. ***This excerpt is from an advance uncorrected copy proof***. I don’t need much on a Friday, just a few big swigs. Very blunt. I have some vodka afterward. House on the Harbor (Large Print): A Birch Harbor Novel, The Queen of Paris: A Novel of Coco Chanel, Sydney Shag & THE SIRENS: Heavy on the Vodka and a Little Bit Dirty (A Novel), American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel. It became a bit boring to see their faces blank over when I explained that it was back office stuff, that I didn’t get to use the fine‑tipped pens and the fancy software. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 5, 2017. It’s terribly sad. hilarious, deadpan, and irresistible." That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same clothes year in, year out), means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. I hate it when I get old Dr. Wilson; she's about sixty, and I can't imagine she knows much about the latest drugs and medical breakthroughs. I’m delighted that I don’t have to get into the fascinating intricacies of accounts receivable with them. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine A Novel (eBook) : Honeyman, Gail : ""Move over, Ove (in Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove)--there's a new curmudgeon to love." To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This book may help people with mental illness relate to their own struggles, but it's definitely not a book you want to sit down to read for a good laugh. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. She lacks social skills and tends to spout off facts to people just having conversations. Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. A witty vampire novel full of dark humor within a family soap opera. I laughed. "I laughed the whole way through and didn't want it to end." Her behaviour doesn't make sense for someone her age - what 30 year old doesn't know how to order a pizza? She is 29 at the novel's outset. I go back to my desk and work till 5.30. My childhood was full of culinary contradiction, and I've dined on both hand-dived scallops and boil-in-the-bag cod over the years. I'm a finance clerk. "Yes," I said. A strong gust of wind could dislodge me completely, and I’d lift off and blow away, like one of those seeds in a dandelion clock. As you can deduce from the title, Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Something went wrong. Irresistible characters with hilarious antics and lovable insight. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. . Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. . It became a bit boring to see their faces blank over when I explained that it was back office stuff, that I didn’t get to use the fine‑tipped pens and the fancy software. The threads tighten slightly from Monday to Friday. Every day on her lunch break she completes the Daily Telegraph crossword.. She is socially awkward and leads a solitary lifestyle. I don't think so, anyway. If this book was described as a look at a person with mental illness and her struggles, it might be a good read. You can tell by looking at us which category we fall into. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: ). I got the young doctor this time, the pale chap with the red hair, which I was pleased about. There was a problem loading your book clubs. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life … He stared at me, then cleared his throat. Readers may find Eleanor odd at first but will feel compassion and root for her as she grapples with severe depression and her painful childhood. "How long have you been experiencing this?" She is utterly alone in the world. I really don't understand how this book gets such rave reviews. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT 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 usually (well, always) talk to Mummy on a Wednesday evening for ten minutes or so. 8 Books like Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine The Edible Woman, by Margaret Atwood . There's a problem loading this menu right now. I make supper and eat it while I listen to the Archers. The Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine quotes below are all either spoken by Raymond Gibbons or refer to Raymond Gibbons. When I finally opened up my copy Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine on holiday last week, I was pumped to sink my teeth in. Sure, you might get a laugh or too. - it would make more sense if she were middle aged or old. However being described as a humorous book with a quirky main character is very misleading. Eleanor has very forthright opinions. --Kirkus Reviews“[A] captivating debut. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Please try again. he said. Something happened to Eleanor when she was a child. I could be issuing invoices for anything, really; armaments, Rohypnol, co­conuts. I loved this book and I thoroughly recommend it. Bob, the owner, took me on not long after the office opened. This is a must-read for those who love characters with quirks.” --BookPage“If you thought Fredrik Backman’s Ove was a charming curmudgeon, you’ll instantly fall for Eleanor.” --Hello Giggles"The book is wonderfully, quirkily funny. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is in development starring Reese Witherspoon. I finished it a week ago and I've really missed her this week. My preference is for fodder hat is cheap, quick and simple to procure and prepare, whilst provid­ing the requisite nutrients to enable a person to stay alive. has been added to your Cart. No one’s been in my flat this year apart from service professionals; I’ve not voluntarily invited another human being across the threshold, except to read the meter. She likes her routine. This is a book which addresses some significant, serious issues, and it is to be applauded for that. He still didn't look at me. 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. I suppose they’d call the police in the end, wouldn’t they? If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. It made me laugh out loud and weep too. When Margaret Atwood would have published The Edible Woman in 1969, it was shocking for the time it was written in.. . Maybe he sensed, back then, that I would never aspire to anything more than a poorly paid office job, that I would be content to stay with the company and save him the bother of ever having to recruit a replacement. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I take the Daily Telegraph, not because I like it particularly, but because it has the best cryptic crossword. After much reflection on the political and sociological aspects of the table, I have realized that I am completely uninterested in food. Eleanor Oliphant Is Compl... As the picture of the abuse and trauma that Eleanor suffered at the hands of a mentally ill mother unfolded, I felt emotionally assaulted by the author. Something happened to Eleanor when she was a child. As the picture of the abuse and trauma that Eleanor suffered at the hands of a mentally ill mother unfolded, I felt emotionally assaulted by the author. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. First things first: this is a heart-wrenching novel that will make any empathetic person cry. I do exist, don’t I? Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. On Fridays, I don’t get the bus straight after work but instead I go to the Tesco Metro around the corner from the office and buy a margherita pizza, some Chianti and two big bottles of Glen’s vodka. However, for me it didn't succeed as a novel. It made me laugh out loud and weep too. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel. Finally, we are supposed to believe that a few therapy sessions and a nice man will quickly undo all the damage and Eleanor will be healed, instantly stop drinking, and start living like a 'normal' person. "I think it's my breasts, Doctor," I told him. When you first meet her, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmingly sad for Eleanor. Addresses important issues, but for me didn't work as a novel, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 1, 2018. They tend not to be promoted to office manager! The Rosie Project is my top suggestion for books similar to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.. Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2017. Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2018. I suppose he felt sorry for me. He stopped reading, finally looked across at me. You can tell by looking at us which category we fall into. After much reflection on the political and sociological aspects of the table, I have realized that I am completely uninterested in food. It’s true, though. It feels like eons ago. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine A Novel (Book) : Honeyman, Gail : "Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Fairly Meh. The Radleys is effortlessly sleek and witty. After I've washed up, I read a book, or sometimes I watch televi­sion if there's a program the Telegraph has recommended that day. You’d think that would be impossible, wouldn’t you? Eleanor Oliphant is blunt. I usually have pasta with pesto and salad–one pan and one plate. They tend not to be promoted to office manager! and laugh with her." Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2017. 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. It’s terribly sad. Please try again. Really sad story. I could be issuing invoices for anything, really; armaments, Rohypnol, co­conuts. Family is the one thing that she has been missing. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Learn more about the program. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. In saying that I mean something very specific. I only bought this book to find out what all the fuss was about. I don’t know. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2017. Please try again. It often feels as if I’m not here, that I’m a figment of my own imagination. I make supper and eat it while I listen to the Archers. I asked him. I go to bed around ten, read for half an hour and then put the light out. --Kirkus Reviews“[A] captivating debut. . The bus home takes half an hour. Or, so she thinks. "It's back pain, Doctor," I told him. Every Friday, stop and buy pizza and vodka. She can barely work the computer. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Fairly Meh. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT 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. She likes her routine. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Maybe you will, too! Did you find yourself sympathising with any of her controversial … Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine A Novel (eBook) : Honeyman, Gail : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT A Reese Witherspoon Book Club PickBeautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. "Honeyman’s endearing debut is part comic novel, part emotional thriller, and part love story. I take the Daily Telegraph, not because I like it particularly, but because it has the best cryptic crossword. . It tackles loneliness in a brilliant way, using wonderful, believable characters. Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2018. She is also pretty unconvincing, virtually to the point of caricature. I sit in the staffroom with my sandwich and I read the newspaper from cover to cover, and then do the crosswords. This book may help people with mental illness relate to their own struggles, but it's definitely not a book you want to sit down to read for a good laugh. And in Gail Honeyman’s debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, her life starts to change. I found it very difficult to engage with. Eleanor is simply existing in a lonely and somber life without friends or family. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Her mother is mean and angry and leaves her feeling less than. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. . I would recommend it to anyone. Her journey out of dark shadows is absolutely gripping." I would recommend it to anyone. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2018. I usually wake up on the sofa around 3 a.m., and I stumble off to bed. Unable to add item to List. I loved the way the book has just the right amount of detail and let's Eleanor's ways reveal moments of humor, sadness, strength, and vulnerability. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Quotes. "It's back pain, Doctor," I told him. "That's a lot of weight to carry around, isn't it?" Very blunt. But, by most people’s standards, I’d say not. But after she meets Raymond, she attempts to rediscover her memories and in the process learns how relationships (including those with friends, lovers, and colleagues) operate and that other people can be a source of joy rather than destruction. I fail to find the humor in a person who has been forever mentally messed up because they were abused and neglected. Please try your request again later. They hate me, but they don't actually wish me dead. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Don't even get me started on Raymond......what an absolute gent. It’s not funny. This is, after all, an article about the ending. I go back to my desk and work till 5.30. "What is it that you think is causing your back pain, Miss Oliphant?". An electrifying novel based on the real life of Coco Chanel reveals an unseen side to the icon as she trades fashion for espionage in World War II. There was a problem loading your book clubs. It made me question why we don't acknowledge the odd balls in life as they are the ones with the interesting stories and I would be proud to call Eleanor my friend. I only finished the book because it was for book club. I usually wake up on the sofa around 3 a.m., and I stumble off to bed. Members of the RFM team share books they’ve recently enjoyed. I’m nearly thirty years old now and I’ve been working here since I was twenty‑one. This is a must-read for those who love characters with quirks.” --BookPage“If you thought Fredrik Backman’s Ove was a charming curmudgeon, you’ll instantly fall for Eleanor.” --Hello Giggles"The book is wonderfully, quirkily funny. - it would make more sense if she were middle aged or old. "I've been in agony." Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2018.
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