• Literature+Fiction,  Women in Books

    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine #AtoZChallenge

      “A philosophical question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? And if a woman who’s wholly alone occasionally talks to a pot plant, is she certifiable? I think that it is perfectly normal to talk to oneself occasionally. It’s not as though I’m expecting a reply. I’m fully aware that Polly is a houseplant.”  ― Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine When I first started off on the book, I must say I wasn’t quite impressed with Eleanor’s character. I found her to be way too aloof in life. But as the book progressed and more shades…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine- By Gail Honeyman

    “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”. Well, yes this is the title of the book that I recently read. Often, it is these quirky titles that drag me to a book, and I end up reading them. But with regards to this particular one, there were other reasons as well. There were great reviews of it online, it won a handful of awards in 2017, and I loved the fact that this was an achievement of a debutant author- Gail Honeyman. It was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress. It won the Costa First Novel Award and was chosen as one of the Observer’s Debuts…