4 hours ago
In keeping up with the resolution to read more books by female writers, i ordered books from the women's prize for fiction list. this one is a debut novel, yet it already made the list, so i was intrigued. as it turns i was pleasantly surprised. it was fresh, funny, and different.
loneliness is a well-explored theme, but this books views loneliness without the shame or judgement. this a book on loneliness, human connection, and even a hint of neurodivergent/neuroatypical perspective. and definitely not in a victimizing or self-pitying way. .
it's also unpredictable, you never really know what's going to happen next, but not in an anxiety-inducing action-thriller way, just in an open, easygoing, simple way. it left me touched and started thinking of certain things in everyday life in a new way.
(eleanor oliphant is completely fine, gail honeyman, 2017)