Monday, 27 November 2017

"Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine" by Gail Honeyman

Feel-good? Humour? It is mostly sadness, embedded in the actual formulation of what Eleanor is thinking and cleverly revealed piece by piece from the author's side. I cannot recall I ever cried so much when reading a book (available in 29 countries) as when reading this one. There are joyful moments too, but those are not the main elements. I also thought that the reading experience would alter, would I read in the original language, but then I came across and English piece and draw the conclusion that 1) excellent translation of the tone 2) no, it would not.

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