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Matthew Quick

Forfatter af The Silver Linings Playbook

13 Works 6,631 Members 406 Reviews 3 Favorited

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Matthew Quick graduated with a double-majored in English and secondary education from La Salle University in 1996. He taught literature and film at Haddonfield Memorial High School in New Jersey for several years, before leaving in 2004 to become a fiction writer. He received his Master of Fine vis mere Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College in 2007. He writes for young adults and adults. His young adult books include Sorta Like a Rock Star, Boy21, and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. His adult books include The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Oscar-winning film, and The Good Luck of Right Now. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Matthew Quick

The Silver Linings Playbook (2008) 2,626 eksemplarer
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock (2013) 1,057 eksemplarer
The Good Luck of Right Now (2014) 709 eksemplarer
Boy21 (2012) 658 eksemplarer
Sorta Like a Rock Star (2010) 441 eksemplarer
Every Exquisite Thing (2016) 344 eksemplarer
Love May Fail: A Novel (2015) 306 eksemplarer
We Are the Light (2022) 301 eksemplarer
The Reason You're Alive: A Novel (2017) 185 eksemplarer
Boy21 1 eksemplar
Silver Linings 1 eksemplar

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Told entirely in letters this novel is Weird, sad, and uncomfortable, but ultimately hopeful.

How would someone cope with the aftermath of a mass shooting in a small town?

This is written by a LaSalle graduate and it’s set in a fictional Philadelphia suburb. I couldn’t help but associate Majestic, PA (the setting of the book) to Phoenixville and the Colonial Theater and that made it just feel that much more uncomfortable.

The acknowledgments mention he was inspired by Gordon Light foot’s song If You Could Read My Mind. I’m listening to that now as I wrote this. It feels right on.

All that said — I didn’t enjoy it but I’m also glad that I read it.

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hmonkeyreads | 12 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
A quirky story that becomes enduring. A total departure from my normal choices.
 
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jemisonreads | 133 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
I felt like I was back in Philly while reading this. Very enjoyable.
 
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devilhoo | 133 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
I read this book straight through this afternoon. It was a Book of the Month choice in November of 2022 which had newer books placed on top of it until today when I finally pulled it out! The story follows Lucas Goodgame who lives in Majestic, PA, a small town suffering from a terrible tragedy. He sees his deceased wife, Darcy, every night in the form of an angel. It's only when Eli, an eighteen year old starts camping in his backyard that they start to work together to heal their town and themselves. So highly recommended! A perfect book to finish off this year.… (mere)
 
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Værker
13
Medlemmer
6,631
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Vurdering
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ISBN
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