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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

24 Festive Tasks: Veterans' Day/Armistice Day, Task #2

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Task 2:  Make an offer of peace (letter, gift, whatever) to a book character who has particularly annoyed you this year. 

 

I wasn't sure I'd be able to do this one because unless prompted about specific characters or even books, I have a terrible time with recall.  But as I was perusing my shelves to see if any covers triggered a response I came across Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman  and suddenly I was in the game again.

 

So, here it goes:

 

Dear Eleanor,

I'm sure it's no secret to you that you annoyed me from cover to cover; I certainly didn't keep my mutterings to myself, nor did I curb their volume.  In spite of my lack of patience with you and your inconsistencies (while proclaiming all the while that you are a utterly consistent person), and in spite of your profoundly naive and delusional view of life in the face of an urban childhood, I did admire your ability to (eventually) pull yourself up by your own bootstraps and calmly face what needed to be done.  Once you let go of your denial and delusions, you didn't muck about, you didn't cling, you didn't regress.  I admired your perseverance in the face of extraordinary circumstances.  I sincerely hope your life outside the pages of this book are blessed and you have a long, steady, healthy (dry) life ahead of you.    

Sincerely, me.