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book review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine  by Gail Honeyman Overview: Eleanor Oliphant lives a small, isolated life. She doesn't have any family, her and her coworkers have fundamentally different worldviews, and she lives her life in a cycle of going to work, going home, and drinking vodka alone all weekend. Mostly, that's fine. Fine as in, there's really not much of a way to change what exists so you live with it. And then Raymond joins the firm working IT and isn't frightened by Eleanor's affinity for saying it like it is and choosing the biggest words possible to do it. She starts to form a friendship with him that cracks open her world little by little and slowly unveils the layers of trauma that have calcified her into the person she's become at thirty. Overall: 4.5  Characters: 5  Eleanor has a distinct voice that will grab you from the first page with her odd observations about just about everything. On many subjects, I agreed with Eleanor who's unafraid t