Pat Peoples è convinto che la sua vita sia un film prodotto da Dio. La sua missione: diventare fisicamente tonico ed emotivamente stabile. L’inevitabile happy end: il ricongiungimento con la moglie Nikki. Questo ha elaborato Pat durante il periodo nel ‘postaccio’, la clinica psichiatrica dove ha trascorso un tempo che non ricorda, ma che deve essere stato piuttosto lungo... Infatti, ora che è tornato a casa, molte cose sembrano cambiate: i suoi vecchi amici sono tutti sposati, gli Eagles di Philadelphia hanno un nuovo stadio ma, soprattutto, nessuno gli parla più di Nikki, e anche le foto del loro matrimonio sono scomparse dal salotto. Dov’è finita Nikki? Come poterla contattare, chiedere scusa per le cose terribili che le ha detto l’ultima volta che l’ha vista? E come riempire quel buco nero tra la litigata con lei e il ricovero nel postaccio? E, in particolare, qual è la verità? Quella che ti fa soffrire fino a diventare pazzo, o quella di un adorabile ex depresso affetto da amnesie ma colmo di coraggiosa positività? Pat guarda il suo mondo con sguardo incantato, cogliendone solo il bello, e anche se tutto è confuso, trabocca di squinternato ottimismo, fino all’imprevedibile finale. Il libro da cui è stato tratto il film rivelazione del 2012.
- ISBN: 8867153706
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 294
The reductive takeaway: The adult Perks of Being a Wallflower . Sometimes I wonder if I read the same book as other people. That's usually when I hate something that other people love. It's rarer when we both like the same book, but for vastly different reasons and have vastly different interpretation Leggi tutto
4,2 stars Okay... so it was good. As you can already tell by my rating, it was an enjoyable read. However it did not give me the 5 star thrill. It is beautifully crafted, such an entertaining story, lovely and funny characters, inspiring message but it did not keep me eager to read and read. Would I Leggi tutto
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Just saw the movie and I cried like a little girl.. The next day, after reading the book... Well, I'm a little disappointed in the book. The movie was excellent. I loved the chemistry between the actors, their wonderful performances and the story. I found myself skipping pages in the book whenever Pat Leggi tutto
"F**ing shit, what kind of a God are you!?" Matthew Quick`s The Silver Linings Playbook is the story of Patrick `Peoples` - his journey towards recovery after coming back from the `bad place`, a mental recovery institution. On a higher level, it does feel funny and hilarious to read. But, this is act Leggi tutto
The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick The book is narrated through the eyes of Pat Peoples, and occasionally Tiffany's through letters. A former history teacher who has moved back to his childhood home in Collingswood, New Jersey, after spending time in a Baltimore psychiatric hospital, Pat beli Leggi tutto
What a fun book! I’m sure it’s enjoyable for anyone that doesn’t have a stick up their ass, but it’s the kind of book that even non-readers will love, too, because it’s an easy read, and the chapters are short, and it’s entertaining the whole way through, and it’s funny as hell. Our narrator, Pat Pe Leggi tutto
I loved the movie, so I thought I would enjoy the book and it was delightful, very charming and full of silver linings. This is a book about mental illness and recovery from so it is weird that it has such a light tone. It works though. I really empathized with Pat and Tiffany and their odyssey to w Leggi tutto
I read many, many, many books. I am happy to read anything from classic fiction to pure escapist chic lit. I don't mind mediocre writing, gratuitous sex scenes or weak predictable plots since the authors allow me to enter another world for one or two hours every day, and for that I am grateful. Even Leggi tutto
Well, thank god that's over. I don't know what's wrong with me, considering everyone else seems to think this is a good book (4 stars). Me - not so much. I can see how I would like the movie though. I should just stick with that. Maybe you just can't go from Pat Conroy's "Lords of Discipline" and He Leggi tutto
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