Just finished Eleanor Oliphant. What did everything like and dislike?Just finished Eleanor Oliphant. What did everything like and dislike? Clayre #review
I like how that guy just stayed her friend. He didn’t become her boyfriend or anything. He was just there for her as a friend.
Just LOVED this book. The characters were incredible. At first, I was a bit uncomfortable with what I perceived as making fun of her. But, then we really get to know her. Loved Raymond, too. And his mother. Talk about great character development.
The only thing I hated about this book is that it finished!!
@Lauren , I agree!
I also hate the plot device of waiting and waiting to reveal something the whole book. I guess some people feel like it’s a page turner then, but I just felt annoyed. I felt taken out of what was happening by them constantly hinting at her past. Just say it! Like I said, felt gimmicky. Just my opinion though!
I was the only one in one of my two book clubs to unconditionally love it. One member took exception to Eleanor’s actions even knowing why she acted as she did. It’ll be interesting to see how my the book club reacts when we read it for September’s meeting.
Loved it and loved The Rosie Project. (I thought the audio version of Eleanor O. was excellent!)
I just read this today. There are times I can’t get into a book, and I give up. I didn’t want to give up during this book, so I finished it. I dont think I have ever said this about a book, but I absolutely hated it.
I didnt want to give up because I kept seeing reviews, and i thought maybe i would love it at the end.
There is something compulsively readable about it but that is the only good thing I can say. I was weirded out by something she did in the beginning that was never referenced again. Just one of the book’s problems.
At first, I thought I might get into it. The intro was okay. Then I wanted to give up…the good days and bad days part was easier to read through…but I still didnt like it.
What makes it worse, is that I was on the waitlist at my library for this book. I was 26th in line. At least I didnt buy it.
I read it a while ago and had to wait for it as well. It was easy enough to finish in three weeks.
I love characters in books that are traditionally unlike able. So yeah I liked this book.
Not a fan
Hated the book
I like it!
I liked this one. The audiobook is really good.
I really liked it and it wasn’t like anything I had read before. Having a heroine with mental disorder was enlightening and I felt that it will give me more understanding and patience when I meet someone in real life that is like her.
I’m just starting it and by page 14 I was laughing so hard, way past that page now and enjoying it. I honestly can’t wait until a telemarketer calls and I can whisper what Eleanor did, LOL.
I liked the book.
I liked it. A different character, strange but I really liked her.
I liked it but I didn’t like the whole thing about the mother. It seemed like a gimmicky way to explain why E was the way she was.
I though it was just okay. Maybe I expected more because I had heard so many people say they loved it.
I listened to it last week and loved it. I found it funny and easy to follow the storyline.
I thought it was great! Her character was funny but very sad too. It kept me up late reading it.
I liked it.. I listened to the Audio version at work and just fell in love with her awkwardness
I liked the book, but didn’t live up to what I’d read about it, so much so I read it several months back, but I can honestly say now I cannot remember a thing about the book.
I love & miss Eleanor..
I liked it
I loved everything about it
I found it very easy to read, but I thought the twist was a bit unnecessary. I enjoyed the people though.
It was OK…wasn’t bad but I was losing my patience with it mid way.
I liked that Eleanor used her encounter to come out of her seclusion and grow as a person. But I found the first person narrative intrusive into a mind that needed serious help. I was embarrassed by her thoughts and actions.
I just assumed it was personal to the author
Loved it! Listened to audiobook. The narrator nailed it.
loved it. thought the characters were a perfect kind of odd. wonderfully paced story line. beautifully written.
Loved everything about it, especially how she grew stronger and more independent throughout the book.
I really didn’t like the way it’s implied that the path to being “normal” is about making more effort with her appearance. ? I also saw the ending with the mother coming.
The effort with her appearance seemed to help her gain confidence. Like it or not, that’s how it works for most people.
It’s a fairly trite way to deal with confidence and the author could have dug deeper with little extra effort, IMHO.
i absolutely loved it!
Loved the book and loved Eleanor