I picked up Eleanor Oliphant as soon as it was released and read it in one sitting, but am just now getting around to actually reviewing it. I initially thought the concept sounded lovely and needed a book with a cat on the cover for a reading challenge. Win win.
Considering it's called Eleanor Oliphant is Complete Fine, I went into this book assuming that Eleanor Oliphant was not, in fact, fine at all. She's socially awkward, delightful, and has clearly been through some stuff in life.
This is a beautifully written story that just goes to show how imperative mental health is and how one single person change another's life just by being there and caring.
Eleanor can certainly be unlikable at times and while I've seen some reviews of people saying that this turned them off of the book or the character, I think it really added to her and made her more real. We're all shitty or have less than pure thoughts from time to time, let's be honest.
I adored this book, it will definitely be something I pick up to re-read again and again.