Debut Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award winner 2017
The Sunday Times bestseller
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon
‘Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo MoyesEleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live
Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. 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.
Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.
One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.
Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?
‘Heartwrenching and wonderful’ Nina Stibbe
‘Deft, compassionate and moving’ Paula McLain
‘I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!’ Joanna Cannon
I had read quite a few reviews on this book, and felt I was missing out on something. I had to read it. Book's we know are like marmite, certain ones you love or hate. Well I didn't love this book, but I certainly didn't hate it.
I had read how totally uplifting, profound and beautifully written this book was and I couldn't wait to start it.
If I'm honest I didn't feel any of that while reading it. I can see it is written well, but I didn't feel anything really towards the main Character Eleanor.
I felt I just kind of went along with the story, thinking the book would at some stage grab me, unfortunately it didn't. i'm not sure what I feel now to be honest, this is a tough one to write about. Maybe i'm just hard faced b*/-h with no emotions lol. Just not really my cup o t'
i'm by no means slating this book and I hope it doesn't come across like that, this book just wasn't for me.