“And if a woman who’s wholly alone occasionally talks to a pot plant, is she certifiable? I think that it is perfectly normal to talk to oneself occasionally. It’s not as though I’m expecting a reply. I’m fully aware that Polly is a houseplant.”
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Comments from other readers:
“Very powerful and uplifting, thought provoking and funny at times. Tackles some serious issues in a brilliant way, would recommend this. Eleanor is quirky but so likeable and believable. I will miss Eleanor.”
“Eleanor Oliphant is completely Fine – one of the most interesting books I read last year Gripped in the turmoil she describes and her entrusting personality with a twist I had not expected and a slow journey to personal recovery which felt uplifting.”
Filed Under Uncategorized Posted by devcore on 26 January 2021