zondag 13 oktober 2013
50 Books Challenge 2013 - # 36: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Author: Matthew Quick
Story: 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 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!
Start: october 1st 2013
End: october 13th 2013
Comment: We meet Pat, who was just released from a psychiatric facility. He moves in with his parents, starts working out and is conviced he's going to reunite with his wife Nikki. We see the story through the eyes of Pat and I really liked him. He was such an unpredictable, unreliable narrator that I never knew what was coming next. That's what made it so amazing. Tiffany was also a great character and her and Pat together... well, they are not your average duo. With all the bad things happening in Pat's life, does everything turn out the way Pat wanted it to eventually? No. But it does turn out just as it should: with two broken souls coming together, hoping, and believing in the silver lining. Which made me believe in it too.
Rating: 5/ 5