Sunday, March 2, 2014

a beautiful story of compassion, kindness and love

This weekend I read The Good Luck of Right Now, the second adult novel by Matthew Quick. (His first was The Silver Linings Playbook). I absolutely loved it. The book takes form as a series of letters written to Richard Gere… "Dear Mr. Richard Gere,".

From the jacket:

"Call it fate. Call it synchronicity. Call it an act of God. Call it . . . The Good Luck of Right Now. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook comes an entertaining and inspiring tale that will leave you pondering the rhythms of the universe and marveling at the power of kindness and love."

Our unlikely hero is 38 year-old Bartholomew Neil who has always lived with his mother until her death from cancer. Bartholomew thinks he has found a clue to rebuilding his life without his mother when he discovers a "Free Tibet" letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother's underwear drawer.

And, so, this is how Bartholomew Neil, Richard Gere, the Dalai Lama, Carl Jung, the Catholic Church, philosophy and faith, alien abduction and cat telepathy all somehow come together to form a beautiful story of compassion, kindness and love.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I knew you'd LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!! :-)