The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

The Good Luck of Right Now tells the story of Bartholomew Neil and his group of eccentric but sweet friends as they take a spiritual journey in the wake of the death of Bartholomew’s mother.  The novel is written in a series of letters to the actor Richard Gere, as his mother was a huge fan.  I feel like it’s hard to provide a description that demonstrates how great this book was.  It was uplifting, it was funny, it was sad.

I loved this book. There were so many great things about it: the characters, the plot, the overall quirkiness, the fact that the spirit of Richard Gere coaches Bartholomew at various times.  There are also quotes from the Dalai Lama used as Bartholomew tries to navigate how to interact with people he encounters.

I highly recommend this book. Matthew Quick is such a great writer. I loved Silver Linings Playbook, and I’m going to check out his YA books also.

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