Friday, 21 February 2014

read and reviewed| The Silver Linings Playbook #5

The Silver Linings Playbook is an endearing read, written from the distorted view of the main character, Pat, who, after coming out of his time in a mental health facility, finds himself surrounded by his family who won't talk about his estranged wife Nikki, encourage him to commit adultery with a weird girl called Tiffany and on top of that, his American football team keep on losing!!


I read this book in less than 2 days, it was absolutely brilliant. I immediately loved Pat, going through a cycle of sympathy, captivation and laughter at his slightly off perspective of life. The book is so so well written, it flows so smoothly and easily and I thought he touched on mental health in a fantastically subtle, yet brilliant way as at times this book was extremely dark and really, very sad.

At times it had a little too much American football in it, and I feel that could definitely have been cut short slightly, as I did find myself kind of flicking over some parts on it, but that is literally my only criticism. I LOVED the ending - it really finished off this 'feel good read' perfectly and I now can't wait to watch the film!

Do you have any book recommendations - I need some new reads!

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