The book silver lining playbook was written by an English teacher called Matthew Quick, who stayed in Collingwood. He was teaching a high school called Haddonfield Memorial High school. Later he decided to chase his novel writing dream. As a result he went and stayed in England with his in-laws turning their basements into writing offices. He wrote three novels before writing the silver linings playbook.
Starting from page three of the book, the narrator’s fiction story seems to be believable. The narrator introduces a character called Pat who is portrayed as a simple man and lovable wanting to feel the gap between him and his wife and gain “apart-time” close.
The author introduces a number of characters that can be related since we are familiar with people like them. His mother seem to be courageous since she knows what is right and she desires her son to be rich and happy as well as having her immediate family to continue living in harmony always. On the other hand, the father seems to be abusive and angry because he needs support from his family in irrational together with Philadelphia eagles. Other supporting characters evident in the book are realistic as well recognizable.
Matthew Quick seem to like eagles as well as football, since he often used them in his writing. Being a football admirer, I found it interesting without any disturbance. When I was reading the book I found somewhere the author was driving round trips for ten hours to attend each eagle home game.
Pat is one of the dominant character in book(Quick, 2010). Pat continues to do his daily work as well as reading literary novels after he leaves the mental hospital. He does this reading as well as daily work in order to be an individual as wanted by his separated wife Nikki. Pat peoples formulates a theory about the silver linings whereby his life is like a movie that God made, his life mission involved becoming physically fit as well as he is created to stay with Nikki. As a result, Pat began running every day in order to live a better live with a difference. As I was reading I knew a strange thing must have happed between Pat and his wife Nikki, though the author did not disclose it till he almost finished his book. On the other hand, a funny sister-in-law of Pat’s friend stalks Pat when he was running however she speaks nothing to him, Tiffany. When Pat met a clinically depressed and tragically windowed woman, Tiffany, she requested to act as a link between his wife and him(Quick, 2010).. This offer was in condition that pat leaves watching football and accepts to present in the year’s dance competition, as well as keeping their agreement as a secret. This leaves me in dilemma of how this lady was going to act as a link. However, the end of this book reveals she never aided him but felt in love with him.
The main reason that made me to love the book is that it gives an opportunity to begin a conversation majoring on mental health and it limits itself around they subject without making any forward progress. It presents some light on the dilemma that most of the families encounter in daily lives.
I neither cry nor laugh more especially when reading any book, however I found while reading this playbook I did both(Quick, 2010).. This book is not technically a masterpiece because it has silver linings, sadness, humor as well as heart breaks. It is really an entertaining book which according to me is a masterwork. Therefore, from my point of view I highly recommend this playbook since it is very interesting to read.
Quick, M. (2010). The silver linings playbook.