As usual, the movie and the book are different, but both are enjoyable and streams alone on their own. It's full of colorful characters, and a great story.
This book is about two subjects split right down the middle: Eagles football and mental illness, and I wish someone would have warned me. The performance was wonderful, but I almost didn't finish because I was so damned sick of hearing about Eagles football! If you don't like football, don't bother with this. The book is quite different from the movie. Also, the movie portrays the main character as bipolar. In the book, he suffers from a psychotic break, these are two very different things. Having said that, the story does excellently portray a person suffering from a psychotic break. That was the only reason I finished the book. The excess of football stats and references and the constant "AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" of the Eagles fight song blaring in my ears almost ruined the book for me and is the reason why I'm only giving this two stars.
I really loved this book. I watched the movie first, which I think helped visualize things in the book which sometimes it's usually the opposite when watching a movie before the book. I recommend this audiobook. The reader was great.
A narrator can make or break a book. Ray Porter was entertaining to listen to and really added to the story.
The book itself was light and very enjoyable. I will read or listen to Matthew Quick again!
Decided to read this after enjoying the movie. These are two similar yet very different things. This book is darker. The characters more flawed. Which makes them all feel more real in their grittiness.
Well done Mr. Quick.
I really liked this book. Little different from the movie but still great!!!!! I love Ray Porter. He makes this story evern better. Very well done.
excellent I felt like I was ther.
I just cried twice light read I recommend