Absolutely. Loved the print version but thought Ray Porter's narration was just fantastic. He brought the book alive in ways that reading it just couldn't. It also brought the story alive in ways that the movie wasn't able to do as well.
Pat Peoples. His general attitude as he progresses through the story is just great. Matthew Quick did a great job crafting such an interesting main character.
The tones and emotions he conveyed brought the story alive for me. And, honestly, brought the story alive more than the movie adaption (which was great in its own right) I would tell anyone to read/listen to the book before seeing the movie, or, if you loved the movie, I think you'll like Ray Porter's narration of the book that much more.
Pat Peoples because I think you'd end up having a fascinating discussion and as a Packer fan, I'm happy he doesn't remember the 4th and 26 disaster.
I agree with several reviews that say that this story just makes you smile at the end. And, in today's world, smiling at the end of a story is always a good thing. You owe it to yourself to read or listen to this book.
Loved this book! It was hilarious, insightful, and sad...all at the same time. Although I don't think I suffer from a mental illness, I found it easy to relate to the main character as he went through all of the emotions of losing someone he loved.
Silver Linings Playbook the right partner is finding a person that you can understand and relate to.
Pat & Tiffany also the dad - infact there is no character in this book that you can't fall in love with except for Nikki :-)
Mom dealing with the dad.
The indian's fighting for their spot in the parking lot and then how they all become friends.
This book made be laugh more than cry since what ever Pat is going through seems very normal.
I would definitely listen to Silver Linings Playbook again. There was so much detail and interesting characters.
I would compare Silver Linings Playbook to Life of Pi because of the detail.
Any scene from the football games.
Pat. I would just love to hear his thoughts and see his reactions to things.
Absolutely and I can't wait to see the movie!
I think the therapist is awesome.
Probably Pat waking up to Kenny G standing in front of him.
The Silver Linings Playbook is Matthew Quick's stellar debut novel. The story is told by the main character Pat Peoples, as he releases from the ‘the bad place’ (neural health facility) in the care of his emotional Mother and remote Father. Pat believes in silver linings; that his life is a movie produced by God, he is extremely focus on recreating himself by becoming physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki, ending their “a part time”. Into his life comes Tiffany; a tragically over sexed clinically depressed widowed with a rather demanding condition, to act as a liaison between him and Nikki …needless to say, things don't go quite as she expects. The characters are complex, flawed and a little bit crazy.
The Silver Linings Playbook will warm your heart, make you chuckle and may bring a tear to your eye.
After reading the book I rented the movie and was sadly disappointed - I would give it 3 stars – I felt the movie was jumpy and hard to follow, way too much yelling in amongst the characters, the changed quite a lot of the story line. Too bad Hollywood ruined story. They left some of the best parts of the story out.
when Pey's mom told him that she will never leave him. i'm so touched.
i'm very touched.
I'm so touched by his Mom's love.
I would absolutely recommend this to a friend, many friends, in fact! I truly enjoyed the narration and story! I had wanted to see the film prior to listening to the book, but now I am not so sure as I do not want to be disappointed.
Hmmmm, I'm not sure that I would compare it to anything I have read, I mean it is a narritive and follows someone's journy, so I guess that makes it like many books I have read, but I really thought this story stood on it's own!
His narritive really felt real, like it was the main character talking and most of the book felt like we, the listener/reader was privy to his inner most thoughts and feelings.
It made me laugh and cry!! There is just enough humor and tenderness to keep the pages turning!
I am in the Medical Profession. Love DOGS! & All animals. I have a very colorful imagination. I love music (soothes my soul)wind,water,Moon
THE ABILITY TO RELY ON MY IMAGINATION. WAS A WONDERFUL CHANGE OF VENUE. READERS VOICE WAS VERY EFFECTIVE AND PLEASANT WHEN HE CHANGED TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. ESP...THE ASIAN INVASION.
THE HONESTY OF THE 2 LEAD CHARACTERS COMPLEX LIVES AND HOW THEY INTERWOVE WITH EACH OTHER. LOVED PAT AND TIFFANY.
IMAGINATION, EXCITEMENT, ANTICIPATION WITH THE REAL ABILITY TO RELAX AND SIMPLY LISTEN TO A WONDERFUL BOOK.,WITHOUT EYE STRAIN.
WHAT YOU THINK IS DESTINY, MAY BE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED.
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE THIS EXPERIENCE. WILL CONTINUE EAGERLY TO BUILD MY LIBRARY. THANK YOU!
This is a great read, or listen. The book gives you lots that the movie doesn't. I really enjoyed it!