El lado bueno de las cosas

El lado bueno de las cosas Os presentamos a Pat Peoples sufre de amnesia y ha desarrollado una teor a muy peculiar seg n la cual su vida es una pel cula producida por Dios Y la misi n que le ha dado Dios es ponerse en forma y

  • Title: El lado bueno de las cosas
  • Author: Matthew Quick
  • ISBN: 9788490323656
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Os presentamos a Pat Peoples, sufre de amnesia y ha desarrollado una teor a muy peculiar seg n la cual su vida es una pel cula producida por Dios Y la misi n que le ha dado Dios es ponerse en forma y convertirse en un buen tipo para recuperar a su ex esposa Bueno, Pat es un poco disfuncional y, por esta raz n, ha pasado algunos a os en un centro de salud mental.Ahora haOs presentamos a Pat Peoples, sufre de amnesia y ha desarrollado una teor a muy peculiar seg n la cual su vida es una pel cula producida por Dios Y la misi n que le ha dado Dios es ponerse en forma y convertirse en un buen tipo para recuperar a su ex esposa Bueno, Pat es un poco disfuncional y, por esta raz n, ha pasado algunos a os en un centro de salud mental.Ahora ha regresado al hogar familiar y all , con la ayuda de su madre una sufrida mujer que acaba por declararse en huelga de cocina y limpieza , su padre un hombre gru n que no tiene otra manera de relacionarse con su hijo que viendo deportes por la tele y su hermano un calculador nuevo rico que termina por mostrar su lado sensible emprende su particular plan de rehabilitaci n y reconquista.Pero los caminos del se or son inescrutables, y el final feliz de Pat Peoples est muy lejos de ser como l hab a imaginado.

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    1. The reductive takeaway: The adult Perks of Being a Wallflower.Sometimes I wonder if I read the same book as other people. That's usually when I hate something that other people love. It's rarer when we both like the same book, but for vastly different reasons and have vastly different interpretations. But of course, the power of literature is interpretation, so it's to be expected.For some reason, people keep calling this book "fun" and "entertaining." I'm sure someone probably called it a "ligh [...]

    2. Also posted on rabbitsforteaWarning: This book will spoil some classics if you have yet to read them.1. The Scarlet Letter2. The Great Gatsby3. A Farewell to Arms4. The Catcher in the Rye5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn6. The Bell JarAlright, consider yourselves warned, now onward to my short review.Silver Linings is one of those books that I wouldn't normally pick up and probably wouldn't if not for wanting to read it before I watch the movie. From the trailer, I expected a pretty light he [...]

    3. Just saw the movie and I cried like a little girlThe next day, after reading the bookWell, I'm a little disappointed in the book. The movie was excellent. I loved the chemistry between the actors, their wonderful performances and the story.I found myself skipping pages in the book whenever Pat talked about football. I didn't find Pat and Tiffany's romantic relationship credible because the book lacked the proper detailed descriptions of their heated encounters. I'm going to compare the book and [...]

    4. What a fun book! I’m sure it’s enjoyable for anyone that doesn’t have a stick up their ass, but it’s the kind of book that even non-readers will love, too, because it’s an easy read, and the chapters are short, and it’s entertaining the whole way through, and it’s funny as hell. Our narrator, Pat Peoples, is pretty crazy by society’s standards. He’s been in “the bad place” for years, and once out, with the help of his sweet mother, he’s trying to get his life back on trac [...]

    5. I read many, many, many books. I am happy to read anything from classic fiction to pure escapist chic lit. I don't mind mediocre writing, gratuitous sex scenes or weak predictable plots since the authors allow me to enter another world for one or two hours every day, and for that I am grateful. Even if their books are easily forgettable, for the time that I am reading them, they are a fun way to spend my time. But every now and again a book comes along that makes me rethink my strategy of readin [...]

    6. Well, thank god that's over. I don't know what's wrong with me, considering everyone else seems to think this is a good book (4 stars). Me - not so much. I can see how I would like the movie though. I should just stick with that. Maybe you just can't go from Pat Conroy's "Lords of Discipline" and Herman Koch's "The Dinner" to this I mean, I understand the construct - but I kind of felt like the "diary style" writing limited the author's ability to let me really feel the story. I was so distract [...]

    7. I LOVED this book. So heartbreakingly honest so funny and real.Pat Peoples has been in "the bad place" for years. He is, by anyone's definition, crazy. He's violent, he has forgotten years of his life, and his arch nemesis is jazz musician Kenny G but he's endlessly and relentlessly hopeful. He believes in silver linings above anything else and he believes that by trying to become the best man he can, he will eventually reach his own silver lining. His father seems to have his own issues he is d [...]

    8. Pat Peoples has been confined to the ‘bad place’, but he finally gets to leave and live with his parents until he can get back on his feet. Pat’s main goal is to continue on a path of self-improvement including working on being kinder, strenuous exercise and reading books so he'll be a better husband when he finally sees his beloved wife Nikki again after their ‘apart time’.Pat likes being home, but his moody father refuses to talk to him unless the Philadelphia Eagles win. Plus, his m [...]

    9. Update: I finished this book a day ago and it's really stayed with me. I've been thinking about the earnestness of Pat. He had such good intentions! He was focused on being kind instead of being right, which is an attitude that could help many of us. He was focused on improving his mind and on trying new things -- more positive attributes. He wanted to be nicer to his family and he exercised every day -- both good things. If he didn't have an anger problem, he would make a great friend! I increa [...]

    10. A darkly comedic novel, fresh and just plain fun. Ignore the screaming chick-lit cover & book blurb, obviously the marketing department was calling the shots. Recently released from a 4 year gig in a mental institution, Pat People is fixated on reconciling with his ex-wife. With heartbreaking tunnel-vision he believes as long as he has an uber-positive attitude he’ll win her back. It’s a great debut, a quirky story that grapples with an eclectic mix of subjects including mental illness, [...]

    11. There are good books and there are bad books, period, that's the distinction. Norton Juster It appears that this book was structured, not around a plot but around a shamelessly badly rendered character. This idea could have been surprisingly successful, if in the hands of a author who knows his craft. 2d characters. You can almost hear the echo of their cries as they wither in a lack of creativity and the weight of their soul crush monotony. The main character is a narcissistic, obsessed, child [...]

    12. The movie is better than the book. Normally, it is the reverse but this is one of the exceptions.The movie got nominated in the 2013 Oscars for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Actress in a Leading Role (won), Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Directing, Film Editing and Writing.I finished reading the book yesterday and so I bought a pirated DVD copy and watched it today. The movie people made the dull book somewhat better. Dull because it is all a rehash. I've seen [...]

    13. Here I am again to the part where I don't know exactly what to say about a book I loved. Anyway, The Silver Linings Playbook is an engaging, poignant novel that touched a lot of things: mental health, silver linings (obviously), brotherhood, parentage, lies, friendship, love, betterment of oneself, etc. It also touched my heart, my soul, my kidney, my liver, my pancreas and ten of my vital organs lol. (Here's me doing my best to give justice on why this book is worth a read.) See, I can't articu [...]

    14. Here are seven weird "bestselling writing tips" suggested by this playbook to line writers' pockets with silver: 1. Use short chapters, with chapter titles consisting of a phrase taken from the end of each chapter We like short chapters because we like easily achievable goals (ie, I'm gonna read five more pages before I turn off the light and go to sleep -- OK, one more chapter -- OK, one more quick chapter -- and suddenly you've read fifty more pages and stayed up a while longer than expected). [...]

    15. The book is SO much better than the movie! I'm actually kind of shocked how much they changed or left out in the adaptation. If you liked the movie, you should read the book and then maybe reconsider! :)

    16. After spending a long time in a mental health facility, Pat Peoples returns home and is ready to get his life back together. Pat is convinced that his destiny is to become more physically fit and to read more classic literature so that his estranged wife Nikki will come back to him. But now that he's at home, things aren't quite right. His family refuses to talk about his wife, his favorite football team (the Philadelphia Eagles) keeps losing games, and now a strange woman named Tiffany is start [...]

    17. Pat Peoples has suffered a mental breakdown following a traumatic event in his life. He’s been institutionalised for some time but is about to go home. He dreams of being reunited with his estranged wife, Nikki, and in the meantime he’s working out (endlessly) and following his favourite American Football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. The story has already been made into a successful film it's therefore not surprising that the book very much has a film script feel. I suppose it’s also an [...]

    18. This is has become one of those books that I really, really enjoyed reading, but couldn't quite put my finger on exactly why. I mean, I watched the movie before and absolutely fell in love with it. I'd heard that the book and movie were very different so I wasn't expecting a perfect match (I think this helped as well.) I found myself just falling in love with Pat and Tiffany's COMPLETELY messed up lives for some reason and was rooting for them the entire book. Not just romantically I was really, [...]

    19. 4.5/5 stars!Thanks to Audible for offering this audiobook free, way back when. I finally got around to listening to it and I loved it. It even made me tear up at the end. It's very different from the movie, but excellent in its own right. Highly recommended!

    20. Certainly a moving and entertaining fable about an obsessive love by a man recovering from a psychotic break. I liked how the nuttiness of the therapist about the Philadelphia Eagles and extreme behaviors of the fans shows levels of insanity among the larger society. But the story just keeps hitting the same notes again and again, and I got tired of being in Pat’s mind and his noble quest to be worthy of a life with silver linings. Damage is done to any meaningful public comprehension of menta [...]

    21. ***NO SPOILERS***This book can be summed up very simply. It’s about a football-obsessed, mentally ill man--Pat--who’s readjusting to his life after leaving a neuropsychological facility. He spends his days exercising for literally hours and nurturing a fantasy that a reunion with his wife, Nikki, is right on the horizon. Author Matthew Quick wrote this in a humorous tone, which mostly works but would be funnier if Pat weren’t annoying. Pat views the world and talks with all the sophisticat [...]

    22. Pat Peoples is a former history teacher who moves back home after spending some time in a neurology hospital. He has a theory that every life is like a movie and he is just waiting for his silver lining ending, the successful reunion with his wife Nikki. Pat spends his time on self improvement, determined this will help end ‘apart time’, he exercises excessively and reads great American literature. He meets Tiffany and soon becomes friends because of their similarities; physically fit and cl [...]

    23. Endearing, believable - a sensitive yet humourous exploration of mental illness.Pat starts the book in a 'bad place' - both physically and mentally. He's desperate to win his wife back, exercising to the point of obsession, and struggling to control his anger. Sounds like a bleak tone about mental illness, right? Well, actually it really isn't at all.It's first person narrative, enabling the reader to get right in Pat's head. As we get to know him, we realise that he's desperate to be a 'nice' p [...]

    24. This novel felt like so much more than a debut novel. It felt wonderful and powerful and tinged with emotion, and I walked away from it with a sense of enrichment and fulfillment. Had I not read THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, I’d still be the same person I am now, but I would’ve missed out on this opportunity to forget who I was for a few hours over the course of this character driven tale. Although this story is dark and psychological and filled with regret and anger and frustration, I’d st [...]

    25. Who cries after listening to Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart?Pat Peoples, the offbeat hero of The Silver Linings Playbook.When in a difficult situation where retaliating through violence or similar abuse is probable, he runs away, literally, from the situation, until he can feel his tears mixing with his sweat. Yes, Pat is a man who cries when he's being unkind. He's special that way. So everyday he improves his mind by reading books and everyday he improves his body by running and lif [...]

    26. 4.5Así que empecé este libro antier por la noche, lo terminé ayer en la madrugada, y a penas hoy estoy escribiendo esta reseña —lo sé, lo sé. Soy un perezoso muchacho—.Al principio tenía la intención de darle cinco estrellas porque me había conmovido tremendamente y se me había hecho sumamente realista; pero ahora que tengo la oportunidad de mirarlo de una manera un tanto más objetiva, pienso que darle cinco estrellas —a mi muy personal manera de pensar— sería "sobrevalorar" [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this book. The story is of a mentally deranged man who has spent four years in the mental ward of the hospital is learning how to conduct himself on the outside. He has a Wife he longs to see. He realizes that life does not always have a silver lining or a happy ending. It was very well written and I felt like I was right there with him for the book is placed here in Philedalphia.Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond

    28. Blown away by how different the book is from the film. Loved the film and it will certainly win a few Oscars, but I hadn't imagined how marvelous David O. Russell's adaptation was, stirring and compelling, dramatically intense and laugh-out-loud funny, and ever so heartwarming, and full-on, a killer "silver lining" ending.Equally blown away by Quick's novel. I had peeked in after it arrived in the mail yesterday and I put it by the bed. Figured to dip in at night. Woke up this morning and blew t [...]

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