Wow, this was so good. I did make the mistake of reading a few reviews while I was in the middle of this book, but I have to say the reviews did not sWow, this was so good. I did make the mistake of reading a few reviews while I was in the middle of this book, but I have to say the reviews did not sway me away from this book. I read a couple that just gave this book 1 star and called the book cheesy and simple. I have to disagree. This was a great book in my opinion. The movie was actually recommended to me, and the person that I am....I ALWAYS want to read the book BEFORE the movie. After having read this book though, I don't honestly think I can watch the movie no matter the actors in it or how well a job they do in the portrayal. I just know I'll be disappointed. And I was very satisfied with the novel. I don't want the enjoyment of reading the novel to be tinged with the dissatisfaction of watching the movie. I've found too often that elements and characters are changed. And not just the small stuff, but things that I felt were important to the story and how it was told and more importantly that cause a character to react the way they do. It can completely change the hole story and I'd rather not have that happen with this one.
For me this was a great novel because it literally had me moved to tears. I don't think I can say that of any other novel I've read. EVER. So to me that in itself was a big deal. I had to put this book down because I was crying so much. I highly recommend this book to others. I think this will encourage me to read more by Foer because I enjoyed this one so much. ...more
The minute I started reading this novel I was drawn in. I really liked the voice of the character Pat and while his perspective is very off kilter itThe minute I started reading this novel I was drawn in. I really liked the voice of the character Pat and while his perspective is very off kilter it was entertaining being inside his head for the duration of this novel. I rooted for Pat to recover and get well, I almost wanted him to get back with Nikki, but I just knew there was something that was going to prevent this from becoming a reality. The whole time I read I kept thinking this guy is going to snap. One of these times he is really going to snap. And surely he had to have snapped sometime earlier that lead to his being a patient for quite some time in a neural facility that he calls "the bad place".
I'm not going to give away any details, but I will recommend this book. I think it is heartfelt and honest. I'll leave it to you the reader to find out for their self if Pat finds his silver lining and happy ending in the movie that is his life....more
As the title says, It's Kind of a Funny Story. The novel is ok I wasn't too impressed with it. A guy's perspective on depression, which I'm not opposeAs the title says, It's Kind of a Funny Story. The novel is ok I wasn't too impressed with it. A guy's perspective on depression, which I'm not opposed to the opposite sex point of view, just didn't care for this one in particular. I've heard the movie is good and plan to watch that. Maybe this is one case where I've have preferred the movie to the book....more
What a great end to the series. Everything ties up beautifully. Nothing seems to be out of place, or fixed due to a whoops in the story. Everything maWhat a great end to the series. Everything ties up beautifully. Nothing seems to be out of place, or fixed due to a whoops in the story. Everything makes sense the way things end. I really connected with the characters and was happy to see where the characters ended up after their journey. I think the writer did an awesome job keeping the whole story running through the whole series and nothing felt forced to fit. Wonderful series. One I will read and re-read....more