The Silver Linings Playbook

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by Matthew Quick (Goodreads Author)

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Erika I must be the only person who did not like the book. At all. Yes, Pat's psychosis are easier to understand in the book as it is all basically his…moreI must be the only person who did not like the book. At all. Yes, Pat's psychosis are easier to understand in the book as it is all basically his inner monologue, but I found the other characters to have less depth than paper ... Tissue thin, colorless and boring. I expected there to be more similarities to the movie, but there really aren't any other than Pat and his obsession with Nikki. And sure, the running and character names ... But that's about it. As an avid reader I have only once or twice found a film adaptation to be better than than the original written form ... And this is one of those times. IMO.(less)
Amber Dunten I read the book and then watched the movie the next day, and in both, my impression is that she's intrigued by him because he doesn't take her up on…moreI read the book and then watched the movie the next day, and in both, my impression is that she's intrigued by him because he doesn't take her up on her early offer of sex, which makes him not like most other men. Like everyone is telling Pat, she needs a friend, and here's this guy who likes her enough to ask her out to the diner, but apparently doesn't want to sleep with her, at least not right away. (less)
Ayacalypso There is a description of someone walking in on another couple having sex, and a lot of the "F-word," but no actual sex scenes, or graphic acts.
Amy Perhaps you are not personally familiar with mental disease. I have no doubt that his routine is exactly accurate because it is his obsession. It is…morePerhaps you are not personally familiar with mental disease. I have no doubt that his routine is exactly accurate because it is his obsession. It is what he is using to get Nikki back and to keep him settled down. This is classic fixation, especially for someone who suffers either from OCD or schizophrenia. (BTW, schizo does not automatically mean split personality. MPD is a FORM of schizophrenia.) The fact that he has lost track of time is really not far off from someone who has had mental illness either. Mental illness is far from rational. The rational mind can't reconcile the thoughts of the mentally ill. They are unreasonable to the sound mind. And mental illness is super sad, destructive, debilitating, and horrific.
Your question is a good one though!(less)
Tati
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