I originally started listening to this novel on Audible as something to listen to while trying to fall asleep. Well, I quickly realized that was a mistake, because for the last few nights, I haven’t been able to sleep at all. I can blame that on the wave off thoughts I’d always get after listening to just one chapter. The Silver Linings Playbook is a very powerful novel that had me falling in love with its simplicity as well as its complexity. It’s a simple story following everyday people in the eyes of one very complex man named Pat. He’s perhaps one of the most interesting narrators I’ve come across in fiction. And although it was an extremely frustrating read at times, it was definitely an insightful read. An experience I do not at all regret.
**Have not seen the movie (only clips), but I might reconsider since I’d love to revisit this story again in a different format. 🤓👍
My Personal Rating: ★★★★☆
My Objective Rating: ★★★★★