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by MATTHEW QUICK

eBook The Silver Linings Playbook download ISBN: 0330456849
Author: MATTHEW QUICK
Publisher: PICADOR; UK edition (2010)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1573 kb
Fb2: 1433 kb
Rating: 4.5
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The Silver Linings Playbook is a 2008 debut novel of American author Matthew Quick. The book is narrated through the eyes of Pat Peoples, and occasionally Tiffany's through letters.

The Silver Linings Playbook is a 2008 debut novel of American author Matthew Quick.

Home Matthew Quick The Silver Linings Playbook. Veronica drops us off in front of the Plaza Hotel on Saturday, saying, "Break a leg," just before she pulls away. The Silver Linings Playbook, . 0. I follow Tiffany into the lobby, where four towers of water shoot out of a large fountain - at least ten feet up in the air. Real fish swim around in the pool of water, and signs read do not throw coins into the fountain. I don't want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings, and where everyone tells me Nikki will not like my new body, nor will she even want to see me when apart time is over. But I am also afraid the people from my old life will not be as enthusiastic as I am now trying to be.

The Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms .

The Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife’s betrayal. During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat’s mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective.

The Silver Linings Playbook book. Plus, he's being hunted by Kenny G! In this enchanting novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: "Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut.

Matthew Quick has created quite the heartbreaker of a novel in The Silver Linings Playbook. from the Kirkus First Fiction Issue. I'd like to thank Matthew Quick for this story that helps us see miracles even in the difficulties. Matthew Quick is a natural storyteller, and his SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK-honest, wise, and compassionate-is a story that carries the reader along on a gust of optimism. Without shying away from the difficulties of domestic life, it charts a route past those challenges, and leaves us with a lingering sense of hope.

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Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell. It was adapted from Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel The Silver Linings Playbook.

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Comments: (7)
Still In Mind
Matthew Quick tugged at my heartstrings with The Silver Linings Playbook. We get the story through the eyes of thirty-something Patrick Peoples who as the story begins is finally going home after a few years stay in a mental hospital. Pat’s mom fought hard to get him out and as part of his release agreement he has to continue seeing a therapist and continue taking medications. When Pat gets home to New Jersey you see the dysfunction in his family. His father, his brother and himself are all die-hard Eagles fans. Football is a constant in Pat’s life and it is one of the few things that makes him happy and feel normal again. It is also the main thing that allows bonding time with him and his Dad.

Without going into too much detail, we learn the reason for Pat’s stay at the mental hospital later on in the story as it is finally revealed to himself since he mentally blocks it out.

Author Matthew Quick masterfully infuses humor throughout a story that tackles the topic of mental health. He creates characters we can root for and this is a book with plenty of heart. The story-line flowed smoothly and if it weren’t for daily obligations like work and such I would have finished this book in one sitting.

Patrick is trying to get his life together and that is always an admirable thing. The side characters like Pat’s mom, his therapist, his best friend Ronnie, his brother Jake and Tiffany, all added to the story-line.

The film version is one of my favorites, the cast is wonderful, and now that I have read the book, it’s a favorite as well. Although slightly different from the movie, the book is great because you really get to see the story through Patrick’s eyes. This is a story about starting over and moving on and the importance of friends and family as part of the healing process. I rooted for Pat all the way.
Tori Texer
I will admit I spend a great deal of time in the movie theater, probably more than I should. But I do love to see how a director and the screenwriter visualize an author’s work. I’ve watched the movie, Silver Linings Playbook, several times. I was thrilled to see the quality of acting by Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, and Jennifer Lawrence. The characters touched my heart during this wonderfully directed film.

More importantly, the movie motivated me to read the book.

Written in first person, author Matthew Quick draws you right in with the main character, Pat Peoples, and describes effectively the illness he faces. Peoples is diagnosed as bi-polar and the author stays true to the character in how he presents the story in every aspect.

What struck me as I read along were the vast differences in the way some of the characters were shown on the big screen compared to the book. Pat Peoples is trying to make his way back into the world after spending time in a mental facility. He is embraced by his mother but shunned by his father in the book. The movie presents Pat’s dad as caring, dedicated and loving.

There are other examples of extremes between the two that will eventually make you appreciate how the author presents his story. I won’t delve into this for fear of killing the wonderful surprises that arise in the movie and the book.

There are some similarities though with the two in the plot. But there weren’t enough of them to convince me that the movie stayed true to Quick’s novel.

The bottom line is this — you would be cheating yourself if you only saw it on the big screen. And you need to be patient with the book version. At first, I had the notion that the movie had done a better job in telling the story.

It took a while for Quick to reach deeper into the depth of the characters. This is the selling point of the book. Quick does a terrific job in letting the characters play off of each other in some funny and dire circumstances. This is present in the movie, too, but not on the scale of the book.

I will not spoil this for you by showing any more examples. You’ll notice how the story Quick wrote is done with strength and courage and truth to what he disease is and how it can manhandle even the strongest person.

What about the ending? The movie version ignores the ending of the book. It’s more Hollywood. Well, it is Hollywood.

The ending in the book version is better.

In fact, it’s perfect.

Quick’s story will inspire you. It will help educate you on what bi-polar is and can do to the individual person, their families, and their lovers. He takes you deep into that dark world and somehow manages to shine a bit of light and hope.

It will help you understand that everyone deserves to be loved, no matter what the struggle one faces.

It will motivate you to read more.

There’s something so magical about a book. It’s a grand feeling sweeping over your soul when you are falling in love with a story and the characters under a lamp at 2 a.m. in the morning.

Happy reading.
Halloween
I haven't seen the movie, only watched some clips after finishing the book. Where the movie seems to make grand and sweeping gestures, tying everything up with a pretty bow, the book is real and honest. There is plenty of messy left at the end, but it ends on a note of hope. Pat Peoples is a character not soon forgotten. He is clearly an "unreliable narrator, " yet the reader wants to believe him and his theory of silver linings. His relationship with his mother is priceless. And his ultimate coming to terms with reality and accepting it is so human and honest.
On Christmas eve, he prays to God, thanking Him for sending baby Jesus so that humans will believe in miracles. I'd like to thank Matthew Quick for this story that helps us see miracles even in the difficulties. After all, there needs to be clouds in order to have silver linings!
Very Old Chap
What a lovely book. It's refreshing to find one so well written in the muck and mire of modern literature. This is a book that definitely does not dummy down and brings the reader to feel they've enriched their lives by reading it. I hope it becomes a classic. Matthew Quick does a fantastic job with his characters, making them more than just walk-ons but real, breathing, living people with all their flaws and foibles. It's a treasure. Don't be put off by the football, it's an important part of understanding the world inhabited by these characters and I can't imagine the book without it. Being a native Philadelphian I found his observations about the city, the fans, and Philadelphians in general to be spot on. I never saw the film and don't intend to, in fact I bought the book on my Kindle at a special price, without knowing much about it. It's been sitting in my queue for a long while and when I finally got around to reading it, was glad that I did. Looking forward to reading his other works, thank you Q and as long as you keep writing I'll keep reading.