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One of the best books I have ever heard.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-2021

From start to finish, this book is absolute joy. It is heartbreaking, hilarious, frustrating, innocent and yet so wisely written.

I absolutely adore the way that Silvey sees the world, and love absolutely everything he has written. And this is his best work. Amazing.

Beautiful, funny, tragic and clever

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-2018

Would you consider the audio edition of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine to be better than the print version?

A beautifully written and narrated book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a gentle, at times tragic, often very cleverly-humorous and always deeply considered story. The narrator was terrific. All in all very much enjoyed!

What other book might you compare Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine to, and why?

A little bit 'The Rosie Project', a little bit 'The Girl on the Train', but mostly entirely a story of its own. Quite unique.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Considering tattoos and where to get them. Hilarious and very, very clever.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I felt vulnerable and close to tears whenever there was talk of her little sister. I felt warmed and heartened every time there was a warm, loving and entirely accepting interaction between Eleanor and virtually every kind and gentle character in the book.