The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Published June 10, 2015
- Author Matthew Quick
I can’t think that I would have read this if it wasn’t for the film, and oddly I’m glad that I saw the movie first. It really helped to have images of the characters in my mind already, as I think I would have struggled to place them otherwise. But as I did have that image, it was an enjoyable read.
It was just like the film, so a solid adaptation by Hollywood, but it actually made more sense - Tiffany’s past was more understandable to me, and the twists and turns of why she made up the letter also felt more realistic.
I zipped through this one quickly, it’s not a tough read in terms of dialogue but does open your eyes with regards to families, loyalty, mental health, and of course the ongoing stigma that surrounds it. Recommended.