The Good Luck of Right Now
If a book with Richard Gere in it doesn’t scream summer read, we don’t know what does. The new offering from Mathew Quick, author of Silver
Linings Playbook, is about Bartholomew Neil, a middle-aged loner grieving his mother’s death. Sorting through her correspondence in the search for closure and solace he finds a letter she was sent by Richard Gere asking her to boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bartholomew sees it as a sign from the universe that if he makes contact with Gere his life will be sorted. The heart-warming story sees Bartholomew joined by a motley band of slightly off-kilter yet lovable eccentrics on his quest for Gere. Quirky and comical, this is a gratifying read on the importance of friendship and love.