Sunday, March 30, 2014

Silver Linings Playbook

I'm part of a group that reads books before film adaptations are released.  I loved The Book Thief, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Fault in Our Stars, Mockingjay, Wild, and Gone Girl. I also read but didn't care for This is Where I Leave You.

I loved the movie Silver Linings Playbook and when the book was offered as part of a two books for one credit promotion on Audible, I went for it.  While it didn't qualify for my group, I was still very interested.  I listened to this book in the car, walking to my office from the parking lot, while wearing headphones at the grocery store, and while working out.  I usually only listen to books while driving.

The novel is so much more than the movie, as is usually the case, and I was hooked as soon as I started listening to it.  The movie wraps up in a nice ending with a bow. The ending of the novel was also satisfying, but messier and more authentic. And I've been looking online for crabby snacks recipes. A


shez said...

I had actually been wondering whether to read this or not so thanks for the review! Wild and Gone Girl are also on my list. I know! I'm the only person left who haven't read Gone Girl yet.

Amina Hafiz Sarraf said...

Sometimes it's hard to read a book like Gone Girl when there's so much hooplah.... Let me know if you read anything good, I'm always looking for new books to add to the list.