Sunday, 7 September 2014

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

“I don't want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.”

 Okay okay, most of people liked movie more or call this “entertaining fun stuff”. And this is not. This is deep and depressing and yet shows the ability of people to understand and help each other. This book is good. Let’s try to understand why.

First of all, depression. We all at some point have it. In the book we see characters who struggle to come back to their lives after losing of someone close. And how these people actually helped each other. Then we perfectly see the reaction of “normal” people. There are lots of episodes when people treat Pat as insane child and Nikki as a lady of easy virtue. Nobody seems to have any desire to go deeper in their problems. People decide to just pigeonhole them.

But the beauty of the book is in the way a person goes to get a new life. And all the obstacles and people he/she meets only help in becoming stronger. This stuff is depressing but it would be worth it. +Movie adaptation is really good. 

“If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.” 

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