Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman

  • Release Date: 2017-05-18
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 655 Ratings


The Sunday Times bestseller

‘Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo Moyes

Eleanor 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


  • LOL

    By GraceyRacey
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I haven't read it, but it must be amazing if the title character has my surname. 😂😂
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  • Heartwarming

    By Nkkiname
    It took me a while to get into the book but once I did I really loved the characters, the plot line and the slow reveal. Ultimately, it’s a book that makes you feel good in spite of the difficult subject matter. Worth reading.
  • Eleanor’s Oliphant is completely fine

    By Ads300881
    Amazing book! So moving and funny at times... just get past the first few pages and get used to Eleanor and boom! You’ll be laughing and crying non stop ‘til the end. Eleanor would find this missive rather illiterate but somehow amusing.
  • 10 out of 10

    By Hollymsx
    Gripping from page to page, a must read!
  • Quirky, great read

    By hr/61
    Thoroughly enjoyed.
  • Heartwarming

    By Walltowallshit
    Absolutely adored this book ! One you actually miss when it has finished ! Charming, funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking. Maybe you will see people on a different way.
  • Laughter and Tears - What More Can You Ask?

    By bike_man
    To all those who gave this one star and said “the story wasn’t new” - no tale is wholly new and a good book is about much more than it’s story. This book touches a nerve because of it’s voice, humour and pathos. It’s characters and the day to day situations are recognisable and beautifully observed and I’m guessing that those who didn’t find it funny, don’t actually have a sense of humour. Bit worried about everybody saying Eleanor is quirky though, I thought she was spot on about most things.
  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

    By Babymonkeynuts
    Gorgeous, irresistible, beautiful book, thank you Gail Honeyman for your utter brilliance!
  • This is the best book I’ve read in a long time!

    By Vikaslondon
    This book is extremely well written, and one of the things that I really loved was the use of the word Fine. Near the end, Eleanor says that she was fine, but that this time it was actually true. In the middle, when she is recovering, she says she was Fine again, but quickly changes it to Better, because at last she’s able to truly communicate her real feelings to others. Before, she said she was Fine even though she wasn’t, but her escape from solitude allows her to be truly Fine. I highly recommend this book to everyone, please do read it! It’s great 😀