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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine book review

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

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Eleanor Oliphant is the epitome of "don't judge a book by its cover." I originally heard about this book when it won the Costa Book Award Fiction category, and I'll be honest I wasn't phased. Fiction is a very broad term, and gold stars and a casual font didn't scream "Beth I'm a dark psychological page-turner, read me." Boy, was I pleasantly surprised this week.

Eleanor lives a very mundane, lonely life. We quickly learn that she is quite abrasive, and I questioned whether our main character had autism. As the story evolves it becomes apparent that she suffered a great trauma as a child and seems to have been so neglected, she is incapable of forming connections with the outside world. Despite her cold nature, I fell in love with her outlook on everything from vodka to office parties.

“There was nothing to tempt me from the choice of desserts, so I opted instead for a coffee, which was bitter and lukewarm. Naturally, I had been about to pour it all over myself but, just in time, had read the warning printed on the paper cup, alerting me to the fact that hot liquids can cause injury. A lucky escape, Eleanor! I said to myself, laughing quietly. I began to suspect that Mr. McDonald was a very foolish man indeed, although, judging from the undiminished queue, a wealthy one.”

I can't help but liken her to that of a battery animal. Something that was caged up for most of its life and is finally getting a look at the world for the first time, and I think that's what makes her so lovable. Pretty much every Goodreads review mentions how much they want to leap into the book and hug her forever and to be quite honest, I'd gladly join the line.

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I need a new book recommendation! Whats everyone been reading? Have you got a copy of this? Let me know in the comments.
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  2. I'm seeing this book everywhere at the moment, glad to know that it is actually a decent read. I read quite a lot, but I don't know what your taste is so my faves might not be your cup of tea! Let me know what genres you're in to!! I really love your blog btw :) Amy @ Amy's Bookshelf (www.amybucklesbookshelf.co.uk)

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  3. I adore the front cover of this book, I know you shouldn't judge books by their covers but this one is stunning! x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

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  4. I'm needing a new book to read and this one seems so interesting! Gorgeous cover too! :)

    justmejaydee.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This sounds interesting! I would recommend checking out Danielle Steel!

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