The Good Luck of Right Now

This book was a pleasant surprise…..


I had read Matthew Quick’s “The Silver Linings Playbook” and found it a bit disappointing so I hesitated to check this one out of the library.  Maybe I would have enjoyed that first book more if I hadn’t seen the movie first.  The book isn’t as cheerful as the movie is.  But, this isn’t a review of “The Silver Linings Playbook” so I’ll move on.

“The Good Luck of Right Now” is the story of a 38 year old man, Bartholomew Neil,  who would probably fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.  His life is his mother, the Catholic church and the library.  When his mother dies he is forced into finding his own way in life for the first time.  He’s never had a job. He’s never had his own set of friends or plans for a future. This is a story of a misfit that discovers that he really can “fit” in the world all cleverly told via letters to Richard Gere.

I loved this book.  It had all the elements I enjoy…..humor, sweetness, excellent writing,  quirky characters and an underdog to root for.  This is an easy read and I highly recommend it.

Have you read it?  I’d love to hear what you think.

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