Silver Linings Playbook
By Matthew Quick
Genre: Literary Fiction/Popular Fiction
I saw the movie first, before reading the book, and loved it! Then I received the book for Christmas. The movie is quite different from the book, but both are good in their own ways.
Review: Pat Peoples is out of the mental institution, determined to find the silver lining in every life event, to gain good character, read through his ex-wife Nikki’s English syllabus and get in extremely good shape in order to win her back. The reader follows Pat through his transition back into regular life, from therapy sessions, to Eagles games, to spending time with the beautiful yet disturbed Tiffany. The character’s voice is funny, approachable, yet heartbreakingly honest, kind of like Holden Caulfield at 35.
Read it and go see the movie!
Song to Read by: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler