The Good Luck of Right Now

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Registered by wingminesaynwing of Huron, Ohio USA on 5/9/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingminesaynwing from Huron, Ohio USA on Friday, May 09, 2014
With characters that almost seem like the beginning of a joke, this novel is a story of inter-connectedness and synchronicity. Bartholomew Neil has recently lost his mother to brain cancer and he is learning to cope. He copes by writing letters to Richard Gere. By concentrating on telling Richard Gere his story as well as those of his friends, he learns to grieve and get on with his life. He learns to understand the Good luck of right now, that is realizing that with the bad comes the good. And with the good there is often something bad that happens. Overall, the story is a fun and compelling read as Bartholomew, Father McNamee, friends Max and Elizabeth become a new type of family.

Journal Entry 2 by wingminesaynwing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, July 03, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (7/3/2014 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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"No two persons ever read the same book."--Edmund Wilson

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Surprise! For the Surprise book ring, I selected this book for you. It is a bit quirky, yet has some definite surprise knowledge within its pages. Hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, July 05, 2014
Thank you so much for this surprise. I really was surprised. It looks like a fun book. Thank you also for all the goodies. Love them.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, July 13, 2015
Picked up this book for two reasons 1) the title has no "A"s so it fits the I am allergic to A release challenge and 2) it was sent to me by another bookcrosser. The reason I gave it a 9 and not a 10 is the constant use of the "F" word by Max drove me crazy. I saw no need for it.

I started the book and thought that I was not going to enjoy it and would probably give up by page 50. But no, I ended up not being able to put the book down. Three of the four characters - Bartholomew, Max, and Elizabeth reminded me of the students I teach in high school - who isn't quite normal with some kind of emotional and/or mental disorders.

Bartholomew is convinced that his beloved role model, Richard Gere, is watching over him and he begins a one-way correspondence; these letters are what make up the entire novel. Bartholomew isn't a grand hero, no, but he glows with sincerity and is a compassionate, warm character.

Matthew Quick is skilled not only at providing perspective, but also at conveying the need for self-preservation. Bartholomew's introspection on religion, political correctness, and the nature of existence, will make you think. Whether through acts of God or through coincidence, Bartholomew's life changes gradually at the discovery of an unlikely cast of new friends. The role of Father McNamee did not surprise me, but how his part ended did.

I did not read The Silver Linings Playbook, but I will now put it on my list.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, July 13, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (7/13/2015 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! RABCK to MmeClinton for KTM RABCK and I Am Allergic to "A" release challenges. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

Journal Entry 6 by wingMmeClintonwing at South Berwick, Maine USA on Friday, July 17, 2015
Ah, how nice to arrive home and find this RABCK in my mailbox!! It looks delightful, and the comments encourage me to read and enjoy it. Thank you, Booklady133, for the surprise! One teacher to another.....

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