If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn’t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.
Ohhh, I could not wish for a more perfect book.
Eleanor Oliphant is an office manager at a company. She’s worked there for years and yet…she’s never fit in.
The other girls at the office like to whisper and giggle – oftentimes at Eleanor – and the rest of them just think she’s plain weird.
These days, loneliness is the new cancer – a shameful, embarrassing thing, brought upon yourself in some obscure way.
But all that changes when she meets Raymond, an IT guy at the office.
They certainly don’t hit it off, but they do have a connection of sorts.
Raymond manages to get a peek at what’s underneath Eleanor’s shell…and he might just be able to pull her back before she really goes too far.
I have been waiting for death all my life. I do not mean that I actively wish to die, just that I do not really want to be alive.
Whew. After reading this one – I feel like I need to sleep for a week!
Gail Honeyman expertly weaves a story steeped with humor and love.
Eleanor was such an off-the-wall character – never over the top, but always just enough to be an absolute delight.
LOL could go and take a running jump. I wasn’t made for illiteracy; it simply didn’t come naturally.
I adored Raymond’s gentle prying and Eleanor’s slow acceptance of other people.
This story is just so perfect – everyone needs to pick up their copy – Right. Now.
In the end, what matters is this: I survived.