Initially I found Eleanor Oliphant so strange, she felt like she had come from another planet, observing cultural norms and behaviours with a judging eye. Yet at other times, she was so familiar and recognisable, her internal monologue sounded much like my own.
She is wonderfully witty and often so blunt the dialogue flows like a comedy sketch. Her story is one of loneliness, but it is the kindness of people that aid in her reconnection to emotion.
Gail Honeyman has crafted a unique story full of warmth and laughter, with lovable characters showing the very best in human nature. With Eleanor Oliphant at its heart, it is guaranteed to make you smile.