Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman

  • Release Date: 2017-05-18
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 3,672 Ratings


Over 2.5 million copies sold

‘Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo Moyes

‘Heartwrenching and wonderful’ Nina Stibbe

Winner of Costa First Novel Award, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and the Book of the Year

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

‘Moving, funny and devastating’ The Herald

‘Unforgettable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming’ Daily Mail

‘I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!’ Joanna Cannon


‘A truly original literary creation: funny, touching and unpredictable. Her journey out of the shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping’ Jojo Moyes

‘Unforgettable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming’ Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL

‘Original [and] unexpectedly funny’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘An outstanding debut about loneliness and the power of a little kindness’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming’ STYLIST

‘Brave, smart and funny… the most refreshing and heartwarming debut I’ve read in some time’ YORKSHIRE POST

‘A narrative full of quiet warmth and deep and unspoken sadness… Wonderful and joyful’ Jenny Colgan, GUARDIAN

‘Moving, funny and devastating’ THE HERALD

‘Heartwrenching and wonderful’ Nina Stibbe

‘Deft, compassionate and moving’ Paula McLain

‘I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!’ Joanna Cannon

‘A truly original voice and so good on loneliness: I sobbed and sobbed’ Cathy Rentzenbrink

‘Hugely original, a funny and sad tale of a survivor who tackles the challenges of emotional reconnection with grave courage. Unmissable.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Quirky, witty and absorbing’ HEAT

‘Warm and funny, moving and deeply original, Eleanor Oliphant is completely marvellous’ Gavin Extence

‘A beautiful and delicate balance between funny and heartbreaking… restores your faith in humanity’ RED

‘You’ll laugh and cry reading this fine debut’ PRIMA

‘Impeccable’ Dawn O’Porter

‘So powerful – I completely loved Eleanor Oliphant’ Fiona Barton

‘Heartbreaking’ Bryony Gordon

‘Delightful, dark and moving’ Sarah Pinborough

‘Warm, quirky and fun, with a real poignancy underneath’ Julie Cohen

‘A stunning debut! I laughed, wept and reflected’ Lucy Clarke

‘As perceptive and wise as it is funny and endearing… Warm, funny and thought-provoking’ OBSERVER

‘An absolute joy, laugh-out-loud funny but deeply moving’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Satisfyingly quirky’ NEW YORK TIMES


  • Utterly Moving

    By Hanspan16
    What a wonderful story. The characters are vividly brought to life. The content is equally funny and filled with sadness that makes it so hard to put down. I can’t find such eloquent words as Eleanor would to describe the emotions this evoked. As a mum of two kids i rarely have time to complete books. This was read in two days!!! A new world record I’m sure! Can’t recommend highly enough.
  • Good book

    By CinziaR87
    Nice and capturing
  • Eleanor Oliphant

    By cp1002
    Brilliant !! Please let there be a second book to see what happens next !!!
  • Absolutely brilliant

    By Hay day gggrrreeeaaattt
    I loved this book and it must be the best book I’ve read in years. It makes you think about how you can reach out to people and help them through difficult times. I would thoroughly recommend it !!
  • Everything You Want From A Book

    By rjm405
    Kooky, funny and emotional - I couldn’t put it down
  • Absolutely in awe!

    By rosie 💘
    As an advanced 13 year old reader, I feel as if this book was really empowering, humorous and it made me extremely emotional at times; especially at the end! I actually took this book on holiday just to read at the pool or the beach in between sunbathing and swimming but i actually spent most of the holiday reading this! I seriously couldn’t put it down until i had finished! I HIGHLY recommend this book if you’re looking for a laugh or even a little cry. :)
  • Brilliant read!

    By Reggie 1244688
    Could not put this down. It had me laughing and crying. 100% recommend.
  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

    By GabbyDeere
    Wonderful and heart warming story with engaging characters that restore faith in humanity
  • Moving and maybe even inspirational?

    By <*^*^*>
    Gorgeous tale of a person’s journey through adult life and bouncing back of a troubled past. Watching Eleanor’s progression throughout the book and the ways in which she attempts to deal with everyday life and the problems that accompany it. Beautiful story of friendship, love, mental health and learning to enjoy life!
  • Moving and relevant story

    By Musen66
    Loved this, heartbreaking though it was, very witty and such a refreshing personality, the lovely Eleanor. Much appreciated the observations of her surroundings, the way you start to bond with her and find people either annoying or helpful, emphatic or clueless. Thank you for creating this little masterpiece, very inspiring.