Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman

  • Release Date: 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 649 Ratings



A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. 

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.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
The only way to survive is to open your heart. 


  • Completely Fantastic

    By barbdds
    What an expertly crafted book. Revealing little by little what we needed to get to know Eleanor and her quirky survival techniques. We all should learn to be kinder and not judgmental. There is probably good reason for people’s strange behavior
  • Eleanor Oliphant

    By Word Lover 70
    This first time novelist has written a riveting story revealing the life of EO. The storyline contains sad and funny elements carefully intertwined as the novel unfolds. Characters are richly drawn. At times it was easy to envision becoming friends with the characters. They help the plot move along as we see Eleanor grow to be a woman confident of herself but willing to become vulnerable to the life story of others as she is drawn into their lives. This is a truly enjoyable novel. I highly recommend it.
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

    By hillernan
    I LOVED this book!! Tender, charming, funny, sweet and at the same time somewhat ominous, terribly sad & utterly real...ultimately a story about perhaps the most important thing we can ever have or hope for in this life - true human connection & a realization of the beauty of it all - I am truly grateful for this read...

    By mslit13
    This book is fabulous. It was more of an impulse buy, and I’m so glad I made the choice. It made me think, it made me laugh, and (most importantly) it made me reflect. Excellent writing and characters. I wish I could give it more stars.
  • A well-written story!

    By gnorthcrystal
    From the beginning, I was captivated by the lyrical writing and powerful imagery. I enjoyed this book cover to cover and read it straight through. I look forward to the next book Gail Honeyman writes.
  • Sra

    By Wordacer
    Best book I’ve read in years.
  • Loved this book

    One of the best I have read in a while. While you read this book, you grow with Eleanor (despite your pay) and overcome so much. I want more of Eleanor!
  • Very slow-moving initially but worth it in the end

    By Memphis Lawyer
    This book was highly recommended by a dear friend whose taste in books I share. Had a tough time getting through the first 1/3 of this one, but it picked up from there & ended up being quite charming. 4 instead of 5 stars because of the slow start.
  • Wonderful read

    By Jlabounty
    Really enjoyed. Hilarious. Sweet. Sad. Going to miss Eleanor.
  • Didn't want it to end. Highly recommend.

    By JennerB
    Great debut novel. Will look forward to more by the author.