Thursday, 5 March 2015


Rating: 3.5 stars

"When something bad happens to us, something good happens - often to someone else. And that's The Good Luck of Right Now. We must believe it. We must. We must. We must."

Goodreads Book Description:
Bartholomew Neil is thirty-eight and lost. He’s lived his whole life, up till a few weeks ago, with his devoted mum, but now she has died Bartholomew has no idea how to be on his own. His grief counsellor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded learn how to fly?

So Bartholomew turns to Richard Gere, the man his mum adored from afar, in the hope he can offer some answers. In Bartholomew’s letters to Richard Gere he explores philosophy and friendship, alien abduction and the mystery of women. The letters also reveal his heart-breaking need of a family, but when Bartholomew does manage to assemble a motley family of sorts, he seems to have taken on more than he bargained for . . .

My Review:
The Good Luck of Right Now was a beautiful story about one character that is struggling to cope with his mother’s death as he reminisces her life through flashbacks. The letters he sends to Richard Gere also help to commemorate his mother’s life and his journey of life without her.

The connection that Matthew Quick created between Bartholomew and Richard Gere was touching as readers witness Bartholomew truly opened all his thoughts and secrets up to this famous man.

I personally would recommend this to people who enjoy a good fictional story with multiple twists sure to get you thinking.

Think Lovely Thoughts xo 

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