Book Review

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
By Gail Honeyman

Not My Edition:
Paperback, 325 pages
2017, Penguin
ISBN: 9780735220690

Eleanor struggles with what many would consider normal social interactions – she says exactly what she’s thinking and as a result, tends not to have any friends. But she doesn’t need any friends. She has a job, she has her weekend habits involving pizza and vodka, and regular phone calls with her mother. When she meets Raymond, the IT guy at the office, however, she slowly begins to see just how much she’s missing out on.

I read this because Mum recommended it (actually, she told me I had to read it) and then almost immediately let me borrow her copy. I decided to give her a break and read it right away. I’m glad I did!

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Book Review: The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible
By Barbara Kingsolver

My Edition:
(beat up) Paperback, 543 pages
1998, HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060930535

The Reverend Nathan Price uproots his wife and four daughters and moves them to the Belgian Congo in 1959, thinking only of his success. They carry with them everything they think they’ll need from home, but soon find that most of it is rendered useless by the climate and lifestyle of Africa. Each member of the family is changed and shaped by the country and their tragic tale is told across decades, reflecting not only how one family was affected by the country, but how all those living there were affected by the country’s fight for independence. 

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Book Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
By David Shafer

My Edition:
ARC e-book, 432 pages (in hardcover)
2014, Mulholland Books
ISBN: 9780316252638 (hardcover)
Expected publication date: August 5, 2014

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blurb from Netgalley: “The Committee, an international cabal of industrialists and media barons, is on the verge of privatizing all information. Dear Diary, an idealistic online Underground, stands in the way of that takeover, using radical politics, classic spycraft, and technology that makes Big Data look like dial-up. Into this secret battle stumbles an unlikely trio: Leila Majnoun, a disillusioned non-profit worker; Leo Crane, an unhinged trustafarian; and Mark Deveraux, a phony self-betterment guru who works for the Committee.”

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