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Monday, September 1, 2014

Book Club Book Review: The Silver Linings Play Book By Matthew Quick

The Book Club read for the month of August was The Silver Linings Play Book By Matthew Quick
This is the story told by 35 year old Pat Peoples who has just been released from a mental hospital and is trying to piece together what has been happening for the last few years to his friends, family and the outside world while he has been in the "bad place".
Pat sees his life as being a movie and he's on a mission to have a happy ending with his estranged wife Nikki. The mental anguish that Pat is under and has kept him in hospital for so long all steams from the love he has for Nikki and he does all he can to try to reconcile and get her back.
I really enjoyed this book, I liked the writing style and seeing the world from Pat's perspective. All the characters were portrayed perfectly too - from the football loving therapist, to his best mates bossy wife. I couldn't stop reading until I finished which took just a few days, it was that good.
I especially liked Pat's vulnerability, the way he felt about himself and life, and was really taken in by his character.
There are some great quotes in the book, my favourite was - I'm practising being kind, not right. I love the mentality behind this saying which Pat said to himself often.
The reference to books and authors was also great especially as I'd read a few of them so understood what he was talking about like The Catcher In The Rye and The Great Gatsby to name a few.
I recommend this book to anyone who liked The Rosie Project or The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars
Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

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  1. Thanks Michelle, the book is now on my ever growing list. I liked that you finished it so quickly, looks like a keeper x

    1. This was a really great read Rae add it to your list :)

  2. Nice review.

    I like your rating system. Funny comments.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved September Edition. I am in the list as #27.

    My book entry is below.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Entry


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