Book Review: The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

March 12, 2014

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick is a novel following the path of a mentally disabled man dealing with grieving for his mother. Mr. Quick is a prolific novelist, his most famous novel, The Silver Lining Playbook, was turned into an award winning film.

The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Raf­fle­copt­ter form at the end of the post.

  • 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006228553X

Book Review The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

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The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick is a quick, but thought provoking novel. The premise is that a mentally handicapped man finds a letter his departed mom kept from Richard Gere, the famous actor and activist, and decides to spill his heart out in letters to the celebrity. Only that the letter was a form letter sent to help Tibet, and we’re not sure if his mom really was a fan.

Nevertheless, I liked the format and humor in the book. I thought the author managed to tell an interesting story through the musings and point of view of someone who we would not think twice about.

The narrator, Bartholomew Neil, is constantly challenged whether in his faith in the world or in G-d. His life has turned upside down, those who seem to want to help have a hidden agenda which, as a gullible man, eludes him at every turn. I actually felt bad for the guy who lived in a sheltered, protected world and now discovers that everything he knew, from religion to social services to society in general, are all hypocritical.

This is a quirky book about peculiar people, everyone from the narrator to the priest are simply strange and profane on several levels. I found the novel to be enjoyable and quick but very thought provoking on several levels.

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  • Give­away ends: March 19, 2014

  • US/Canada Ship­ping Addresses Only

  • No PO Boxes

  • Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked

Congratulations: gatosqueak@

TLC Book Tour for The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick:

Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer:I got this book for free fromTLC Book Tours.
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  • Heather J @ TLC Book ToursMarch 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Quirky is a great word for this book but I’m glad to see there is more to it than just quirkiness. It sounds like a fantastic read!

    Thanks for being on the tour. I’m featuring your review on TLC’s Facebook page today.

  • Laurie CMarch 26, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I ended up just watching the movie of The Silver Linings Playbook, so I need to read this book before the movie is made!

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