All hail the Eleanor Oliphant, and of course, Raymond too! Our book club read this novel and I just adored it.
Honeyman does a wonderful job constructing the narrative roller-coaster ride of Eleanor, which is kick-started with a jolt of kindness by a work colleague.
Eleanor sees life from a very unique perspective.
We follow the wide-ranging sojourns of Eleanor's life: beauty appointments, office friendships, conversations with mummy, romantic interests, horrors of the past and good samaritan acts to name but a few.
I found this a book which also sets the reader on a journey of the emotions, from delight to sadness to compassion to horror and ultimately understanding.