Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After a week or two of total slumping, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine pulled me right out of it. I read this in less than a day.

I was absolutely transfixed on dear, sweet Eleanors life. This is a beautiful and poignant story with elements of humour and light hearted story telling. It smoothly evolved into an extremely powerful and emotional journey, which filled me with sadness and most importantly, hope.

There is hope for everyone. Even for oddbods like Eleanor. She is a wonderful woman, ok, a tad strange too, but hey, I dig strange!

I won this physical copy in a GR giveaway, and it was absolutely brilliant. Thank you Harper Fiction and Gail Honeyman 👍💖

I will never forget this book. Truly heart warming and thought provoking.

5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Cold Calling by Haydn Wilks

Cold Calling by Haydn Wilks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Need some time to erm…..digest this! It was horrible. In a highly entertainingly sick kinda way!

So, Cold Calling is a short and not at all sweet story of a psychopathic white-collar employee who basically looses the plot.

God help you if he calls to offer you life insurance and you piss him off.

With elements of American Psycho (the movie I’ve seen, the book is TBR) this book is absolutely gross. It’s sick and twisted and, for me, extremely enjoyable. Does that make me sick and twisted too?! I think not, because I could never write a story like this and the content is shocking. On various occasions I think the author went too far.

The writing style was very British and raw, with countless laugh out loud moments. Even the horrific gore had proper comedy overtones which I enjoyed immensely.

This is not a book for the easily freaked out, or for those of a nervous disposition. It would disgust and appal many readers. This is blood and guts at its very best. Or worst.

Cold Calling ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I am left wondering what will happen to our protagonist.

I’d like to thank the author, Haydn Wilks for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

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