The Silver Linings Playbook

The Silver Linings Playbook Meet Pat Pat has a theory his life is a movie produced by God And his God given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him the retur

Meet Pat Pat has a theory his life is a movie produced by God And his God given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him the return of his estranged wife, Nikki It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility The problem is, Pat s now home, and everythiMeet Pat Pat has a theory his life is a movie produced by God And his God given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him the return of his estranged wife, Nikki It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility The problem is, Pat s now home, and everything feels off No one will talk to him about Nikki his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing he s being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy Plus, he s being hunted by Kenny G In this enchanting novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat s mind, showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective As the award winning novelist Justin Cronin put it Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut.

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The Silver Linings Playbook

  1. Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar winning film THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW LOVE MAY FAIL THE REASON YOU RE ALIVE and four young adult novels SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR BOY21 FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK and EVERY EXQUISITE THING His work has been translated into than thirty languages, received a PEN Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, a New York Times Book Review Editors Choice, a 1 bestseller in Brazil, a Deutscher Jugendliteratur Preis 2016 German Youth Literature Prize nominee, and selected by Nancy Pearl as one of Summer s Best Books for NPR The Hollywood Reporter has named him one of Hollywood s 25 Most Powerful Authors All of his books have been optioned for film.

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  1. The reductive takeaway The adult Perks of Being a Wallflower.Sometimes I wonder if I read the same book as other people That s usually when I hate something that other people love It s rarer when we both like the same book, but for vastly different reasons and have vastly different interpretations But of course, the power of literature is interpretation, so it s to be expected.For some reason, people keep calling this book fun and entertaining I m sure someone probably called it a light read at [...]

  2. Also posted on rabbitsforteaWarning This book will spoil some classics if you have yet to read them.1 The Scarlet Letter2 The Great Gatsby3 A Farewell to Arms4 The Catcher in the Rye5 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn6 The Bell JarAlright, consider yourselves warned, now onward to my short review.Silver Linings is one of those books that I wouldn t normally pick up and probably wouldn t if not for wanting to read it before I watch the movie From the trailer, I expected a pretty light hearted bo [...]

  3. Just saw the movie and I cried like a little girlThe next day, after reading the bookWell, I m a little disappointed in the book The movie was excellent I loved the chemistry between the actors, their wonderful performances and the story.I found myself skipping pages in the book whenever Pat talked about football I didn t find Pat and Tiffany s romantic relationship credible because the book lacked the proper detailed descriptions of their heated encounters I m going to compare the book and the [...]

  4. What a fun book I m sure it s enjoyable for anyone that doesn t have a stick up their ass, but it s the kind of book that even non readers will love, too, because it s an easy read, and the chapters are short, and it s entertaining the whole way through, and it s funny as hell Our narrator, Pat Peoples, is pretty crazy by society s standards He s been in the bad place for years, and once out, with the help of his sweet mother, he s trying to get his life back on track so he can reunite with his [...]

  5. I read many, many, many books I am happy to read anything from classic fiction to pure escapist chic lit I don t mind mediocre writing, gratuitous sex scenes or weak predictable plots since the authors allow me to enter another world for one or two hours every day, and for that I am grateful Even if their books are easily forgettable, for the time that I am reading them, they are a fun way to spend my time But every now and again a book comes along that makes me rethink my strategy of reading ev [...]

  6. Well, thank god that s over I don t know what s wrong with me, considering everyone else seems to think this is a good book 4 stars Me not so much I can see how I would like the movie though I should just stick with that Maybe you just can t go from Pat Conroy s Lords of Discipline and Herman Koch s The Dinner to this I mean, I understand the construct but I kind of felt like the diary style writing limited the author s ability to let me really feel the story I was so distracted by how many time [...]

  7. I LOVED this book So heartbreakingly honest so funny and real.Pat Peoples has been in the bad place for years He is, by anyone s definition, crazy He s violent, he has forgotten years of his life, and his arch nemesis is jazz musician Kenny G but he s endlessly and relentlessly hopeful He believes in silver linings above anything else and he believes that by trying to become the best man he can, he will eventually reach his own silver lining His father seems to have his own issues he is distant [...]

  8. Pat Peoples has been confined to the bad place , but he finally gets to leave and live with his parents until he can get back on his feet Pat s main goal is to continue on a path of self improvement including working on being kinder, strenuous exercise and reading books so he ll be a better husband when he finally sees his beloved wife Nikki again after their apart time.Pat likes being home, but his moody father refuses to talk to him unless the Philadelphia Eagles win Plus, his mother and his t [...]

  9. Update I finished this book a day ago and it s really stayed with me I ve been thinking about the earnestness of Pat He had such good intentions He was focused on being kind instead of being right, which is an attitude that could help many of us He was focused on improving his mind and on trying new things positive attributes He wanted to be nicer to his family and he exercised every day both good things If he didn t have an anger problem, he would make a great friend I increased my rating to 4 [...]

  10. A darkly comedic novel, fresh and just plain fun Ignore the screaming chick lit cover book blurb, obviously the marketing department was calling the shots Recently released from a 4 year gig in a mental institution, Pat People is fixated on reconciling with his ex wife With heartbreaking tunnel vision he believes as long as he has an uber positive attitude he ll win her back It s a great debut, a quirky story that grapples with an eclectic mix of subjects including mental illness, the dynamics o [...]

  11. There are good books and there are bad books, period, that s the distinction Norton Juster It appears that this book was structured, not around a plot but around a shamelessly badly rendered character This idea could have been surprisingly successful, if in the hands of a author who knows his craft 2d characters You can almost hear the echo of their cries as they wither in a lack of creativity and the weight of their soul crush monotony The main character is a narcissistic, obsessed, child who h [...]

  12. The movie is better than the book Normally, it is the reverse but this is one of the exceptions.The movie got nominated in the 2013 Oscars for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Actress in a Leading Role won , Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Directing, Film Editing and Writing.I finished reading the book yesterday and so I bought a pirated DVD copy and watched it today The movie people made the dull book somewhat better Dull because it is all a rehash I ve seen enou [...]

  13. Here I am again to the part where I don t know exactly what to say about a book I loved Anyway, The Silver Linings Playbook is an engaging, poignant novel that touched a lot of things mental health, silver linings obviously , brotherhood, parentage, lies, friendship, love, betterment of oneself, etc It also touched my heart, my soul, my kidney, my liver, my pancreas and ten of my vital organs lol Here s me doing my best to give justice on why this book is worth a read See, I can t articulate the [...]

  14. Here are seven weird bestselling writing tips suggested by this playbook to line writers pockets with silver 1 Use short chapters, with chapter titles consisting of a phrase taken from the end of each chapter We like short chapters because we like easily achievable goals ie, I m gonna read five pages before I turn off the light and go to sleep OK, one chapter OK, one quick chapter and suddenly you ve read fifty pages and stayed up a while longer than expected It also means blank space, so a [...]

  15. The book is SO much better than the movie I m actually kind of shocked how much they changed or left out in the adaptation If you liked the movie, you should read the book and then maybe reconsider

  16. After spending a long time in a mental health facility, Pat Peoples returns home and is ready to get his life back together Pat is convinced that his destiny is to become physically fit and to read classic literature so that his estranged wife Nikki will come back to him But now that he s at home, things aren t quite right His family refuses to talk about his wife, his favorite football team the Philadelphia Eagles keeps losing games, and now a strange woman named Tiffany is starting to show i [...]

  17. Pat Peoples has suffered a mental breakdown following a traumatic event in his life He s been institutionalised for some time but is about to go home He dreams of being reunited with his estranged wife, Nikki, and in the meantime he s working out endlessly and following his favourite American Football team, the Philadelphia Eagles The story has already been made into a successful film it s therefore not surprising that the book very much has a film script feel I suppose it s also an ok holiday r [...]

  18. This is has become one of those books that I really, really enjoyed reading, but couldn t quite put my finger on exactly why I mean, I watched the movie before and absolutely fell in love with it I d heard that the book and movie were very different so I wasn t expecting a perfect match I think this helped as well I found myself just falling in love with Pat and Tiffany s COMPLETELY messed up lives for some reason and was rooting for them the entire book Not just romantically I was really, reall [...]

  19. 4.5 5 stars Thanks to Audible for offering this audiobook free, way back when I finally got around to listening to it and I loved it It even made me tear up at the end It s very different from the movie, but excellent in its own right Highly recommended

  20. Certainly a moving and entertaining fable about an obsessive love by a man recovering from a psychotic break I liked how the nuttiness of the therapist about the Philadelphia Eagles and extreme behaviors of the fans shows levels of insanity among the larger society But the story just keeps hitting the same notes again and again, and I got tired of being in Pat s mind and his noble quest to be worthy of a life with silver linings Damage is done to any meaningful public comprehension of mental ill [...]

  21. NO SPOILERS This book can be summed up very simply It s about a football obsessed, mentally ill man Pat who s readjusting to his life after leaving a neuropsychological facility He spends his days exercising for literally hours and nurturing a fantasy that a reunion with his wife, Nikki, is right on the horizon Author Matthew Quick wrote this in a humorous tone, which mostly works but would be funnier if Pat weren t annoying Pat views the world and talks with all the sophistication of a five yea [...]

  22. Pat Peoples is a former history teacher who moves back home after spending some time in a neurology hospital He has a theory that every life is like a movie and he is just waiting for his silver lining ending, the successful reunion with his wife Nikki Pat spends his time on self improvement, determined this will help end apart time , he exercises excessively and reads great American literature He meets Tiffany and soon becomes friends because of their similarities physically fit and clinically [...]

  23. Endearing, believable a sensitive yet humourous exploration of mental illness.Pat starts the book in a bad place both physically and mentally He s desperate to win his wife back, exercising to the point of obsession, and struggling to control his anger Sounds like a bleak tone about mental illness, right Well, actually it really isn t at all.It s first person narrative, enabling the reader to get right in Pat s head As we get to know him, we realise that he s desperate to be a nice person and to [...]

  24. This novel felt like so much than a debut novel It felt wonderful and powerful and tinged with emotion, and I walked away from it with a sense of enrichment and fulfillment Had I not read THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, I d still be the same person I am now, but I would ve missed out on this opportunity to forget who I was for a few hours over the course of this character driven tale Although this story is dark and psychological and filled with regret and anger and frustration, I d still say I obt [...]

  25. Who cries after listening to Bonnie Tyler s Total Eclipse of the Heart Pat Peoples, the offbeat hero of The Silver Linings Playbook.When in a difficult situation where retaliating through violence or similar abuse is probable, he runs away, literally, from the situation, until he can feel his tears mixing with his sweat Yes, Pat is a man who cries when he s being unkind He s special that way So everyday he improves his mind by reading books and everyday he improves his body by running and liftin [...]

  26. 4.5As que empec este libro antier por la noche, lo termin ayer en la madrugada, y a penas hoy estoy escribiendo esta rese a lo s , lo s Soy un perezoso muchacho.Al principio ten a la intenci n de darle cinco estrellas porque me hab a conmovido tremendamente y se me hab a hecho sumamente realista pero ahora que tengo la oportunidad de mirarlo de una manera un tanto m s objetiva, pienso que darle cinco estrellas a mi muy personal manera de pensar ser a sobrevalorar la calidad literaria del mismo O [...]

  27. I really enjoyed this book The story is of a mentally deranged man who has spent four years in the mental ward of the hospital is learning how to conduct himself on the outside He has a Wife he longs to see He realizes that life does not always have a silver lining or a happy ending It was very well written and I felt like I was right there with him for the book is placed here in Philedalphia.Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond

  28. Blown away by how different the book is from the film Loved the film and it will certainly win a few Oscars, but I hadn t imagined how marvelous David O Russell s adaptation was, stirring and compelling, dramatically intense and laugh out loud funny, and ever so heartwarming, and full on, a killer silver lining ending.Equally blown away by Quick s novel I had peeked in after it arrived in the mail yesterday and I put it by the bed Figured to dip in at night Woke up this morning and blew through [...]

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