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
This is one of the best books I have read in many a year! Very moving, and we are brought into the inner heart of people struggling with mental illness. This book is a true gift!
This story of a mentally ill man doesn't play true to the reality of mental illness, but it comes close. The distortions present can be so disturbing (an understatement). The ripple effect through a family can be so destructive. The difficulty to maintain relationships. All these and more make life with a mental illness, or a loved one with it, a challenge.
Although this story simplified all of that and more, it does present the points. The father-son, brother-brother, marital relationships are all present with struggles. The ending was a little bit too much like "they all lived happily ever after" for me but it was a good ending for a novel.
The narration was excellent.