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Gail Honeyman

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Inkluderar namnet: Gail Honeyman

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Land (för karta)
Scotland, UK
Stirling, Scotland, UK
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
University of Glasgow
University of Oxford
Madeleine Milburn
Kort biografi
Gail Honeyman wrote her debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, while working a full-time job, and it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress. She has also been awarded the Scottish Book Trust's Next Chapter Award 2014, was longlisted for BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines, and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. She lives in Glasgow.Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford



What an interesting, humorous, and very real character Eleanor Oliphant is, despite that she is unlike anyone I ever met. She is odd, secretive, anti-social, OCD, and seemingly humorless at the office she has worked at for a number of years, where we first meet her. She is a hard worker all week, but every Friday she leaves the office, stops at a local store to pick up pizza and two bottles of vodka, which she proceeds to drink over the weekend, and she speaks to nobody until Monday morning. It turns out that there are numerous reasons for Ms. Oliphant's isolation, which are peeled away over the course of the novel. I understand this is Ms. Honeyman's debut novel, and I look forward to reading more of her writing in the future.… (mer)
bschweiger | 527 andra recensioner | Feb 4, 2024 |
I loved this book! Eleanor is such an odd character, but you can't help rooting for her even before you find out about her past. I hated for her story to end. I'd like to know how the rest of her life turned out.
Woodardja | 527 andra recensioner | Jan 30, 2024 |
Very enjoyable story. KIRKUS REVIEWA very funny novel about the survivor of a childhood trauma.At 29, Eleanor Oliphant has built an utterly solitary life that almost works. During the week, she toils in an officedon?t inquire further; in almost eight years no one hasÂ¥and from Friday to Monday she makes the time go by with pizza and booze. Enlivening this spare existence is a constant inner monologue that is cranky, hilarious, deadpan, and irresistible. Eleanor Oliphant has something to say about everything. Riding the train, she comments on the automated announcements: ?I wondered at whom these pearls of wisdom were aimed; some passing extraterrestrial, perhaps, or a yak herder from Ulan Bator who had trekked across the steppes, sailed the North Sea, and found himself on the Glasgow-Edinburgh service with literally no prior experience of mechanized transport to call upon.? Eleanor herself might as well be from Ulan BatorÂ¥she?s never had a manicure or a haircut, worn high heels, had anyone visit her apartment, or even had a friend. After a mysterious event in her childhood that left half her face badly scarred, she was raised in foster care, spent her college years in an abusive relationship, and is now, as the title states, perfectly fine. Her extreme social awkwardness has made her the butt of nasty jokes among her colleagues, which don?t seem to bother her much, though one notices she is stockpiling painkillers and becoming increasingly obsessed with an unrealistic crush on a local musician. Eleanor?s life begins to change when Raymond, a goofy guy from the IT department, takes her for a potential friend, not a freak of nature. As if he were luring a feral animal from its hiding place with a bit of cheese, he gradually brings Eleanor out of her shell. Then it turns out that shell was serving a purpose.Honeyman?s endearing debut is part comic novel, part emotional thriller, and part love story.… (mer)
bentstoker | 527 andra recensioner | Jan 26, 2024 |
Just like Eleanor this book is a little prickly and hard to love at first but eventually it opens up and turns into something lovely.

hmonkeyreads | 527 andra recensioner | Jan 25, 2024 |



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