6.02.2018

finished reading

It's a quirky coming-of-age story, although Eleanor is almost thirty. There will be much to discuss at book group Wednesday. I liked the consistency of the characters' quirks. I didn't like that it seemed to go on a bit.

From the publisher:
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.

2 comments:

The Gal Herself said...

"Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one." Just that sentence makes me misty. I bet I'd like this one.

Zippi Kit said...

You've made me want to read this novel. It's exactly the sort of plot I like to watch in movies.. lonely people make a world together when they accidentally collide in their daily lives.