Jordan +26.2 Book Club: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
I just saw the movie based off of the book and I really want to get the book review written before I start confusing the two. I really think that this is one of the cases where the book was great and the movie was great but they are almost two different stories. I felt this way about the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, both the book and the movie engulfed and inthralled you in very similar ways but there were substantial differences in the way the stories played out.
I first found out about this The Silver Linings Playbook when I saw the preview for the movie and thought it looked good. Then I found out it was a book and checked it out. I really don’t like to have an idea of the characters and story before reading a book because I feel that it can dictate your impressions of the book but I have only seen the preview for the movie so I figured I was good.
This book was fairly quick moving and is seen through the eyes of Pat, the main characters. Pat is just getting out of a mental health institution and to say the least has a number of different issues going on in his life. He is hell bent on reuniting with his ex-wife and has committed himself to improving as many aspects of his life in order to do so.
The book does a good job at showing you the world through Pat’s eyes. The book does have a lot of inspirational notes within it but also shows a lot of the struggle that happens in life. All in all this was a really good books that does a great job at showing you the world through someone else’s eyes.