"I do exist, don't I? It often feels as if I'm not here, that I'm a figment of my own imagination. There are days when I feel so lightly connected to the earth that the threads that tether me to the planet are gossamer thin, spun sugar. A strong gust of wind could dislodge me completely, and I'd lift off and blow away, like one of those seeds in a dandelion clock."
This is definitely a character-driven book and I do enjoy interesting characters. I also love to see character development. Well, you really get inside Eleanor's skin as her backstory is revealed- bit by bit. And it is heart-breaking. The end of the book details her therapy, ending in quite a shock.
Eleanor, at 29, living on her own, is very regimented and alone in the world. Her insistence on speaking clearly is really entertaining- great vocabulary!
We both really loved "Eleanor Oliphant".
The author, Gail Honeyman, lives in Glasgow, Scotland. This is her first novel. Excellent writing!