The Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick As someone who grew up in South Jersey and travelled to Philly on a weekly basis, this story struck a homey, familiar chord and was immediately endeared to me.
The images of sadness and depression and losing touch with reality make it an emotionally touching story, but Pat's childish inner monologue got on my nerves until the very end, even after it's suggested he might be living a sort of second childhood after his mental break.
It's kind of like Girl, Interrupted but with football. And racist caricatures of black people. Black person, I should say. The one black character has an Afro and was a "gangsta rapper" and says things like 'Bros b4 hos'.
I've had the book forever, and loved the movie, so I figured I might as well give the book a try. But while I don't feel like I wasted my time reading this, I could have done without.