SIlver Linings Playbook Book Review

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I saw the Silver Linings Playbook this past winter when it came out in theaters with some of my girlfriends for a Mom's Night Out.  I was not a fan of the movie.  I thought it was awful.  Really, looking back it wasn't that bad it was just a lot of talking and I'm not the kind of girl that likes "talking movies".  In all honesty, I don't really like watching movies in the first place so if a movie is just talking or just action or sappy love story...I'm out!  

SYNOPSIS:(source)An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G.THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife’s betrayal.During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents everything seems changed; no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.When Pat meets the tragically widowed, physically fit, and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year’s Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their ‘contract.’ All the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining.In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat’s mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.

So to say I was skeptical when I found out the June book for Literary Junkies book club was Silver Linings Playbook is kind.  Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised.  I opened it up bored and quickly read through it with interest.  I already had a picture in my mind from the characters played by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (I love both!) and was so excited to be reunited with them and got to get to know them even better.

I loved the part played by the doctor and I felt the drama between the Mother and Father was so important to it all.  The book definitely made the memory of the movie better.  Though I'm often disappointed in a movie after seeing the version after reading the book, this time the book really actually made me like the movie better!

I would totally suggest this book to others!

*** (Three Stars!!!) - Since this is my first book review I guess I need to define my parameters.  I'll judge out of 5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. So glad you liked the book! I absolutely loved the book, and then saw the movie and thought it was terrible. I should probably stop seeing movies based on books that I love!


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