The first-person narrator in this book, Eleanor, is tragic and witty and beautiful. Witnessing her change unfold throughout the novel is shocking and lovely. Eleanor’s mind is a fascinating place to be where her opinions and realizations are quirky and tender and heart-wrenching.
Honeyman has created an unforgettable character who pulls a wheeled suitcase around, lives an entirely isolated life, and gets drunk every weekend. I have written and erased so many sentences because how does one write about a book, about Eleanor Oliphant, without spoiling everything?
Thank you, Gail Honeyman. Thank you for giving the world a view through Eleanor Oliphant’s eyes. As humans, we are limited to see the world only how we see it, until we read a book with first-person narration. Then we see the world in a whole new way. Thank you.