Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: Silver Linings Playbook By: Matthew Quick

The Silver Linings PlaybookThe Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I want to thank Goodreads for picking this book as a recommendation. I was unsure whether I would enjoy this and have been hesitant in purchasing it.

This is an endearing story of Pat, told from his point of view. The reader begins as Pat is released from the bad place (a psychiatric hospital) and placed in his mother's care. Time has stood still for him, but not the rest of the world - imagine 4 years of life happening that you have been unaware of. He is wounded and in search of making things right with his wife, Nikki - that has taken alone time away.
Pat meets Tiffany. She is just as wounded as Pat. Her husband died and she has been suffering. They are thrown together and soon a friendship develops, in a unique way. Maybe there is a way to heal and to accept not just each other, but one's self and the past and present.
Wonderful secondary characters in the novel - from an amazing therapist, a patient and loving mother, a great friend, a loving brother, and a complicated father.

I really did love this book, found that I will never hear a Kenny G song and feel the same way and I will keep my head looking to the clouds finding the silver lining in them.

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