The Washington Post – Review of The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

Everything happens for a reason.

If you can read that sentence without rolling your eyes, you just might get a kick out of Matthew Quick’s twee, offbeat new novel, “The Good Luck of Right Now.”

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San Francisco Chronicle – Review of Plato at the Googleplex by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

This isn’t your professor’s philosophy book. By her own count, MacArthur Fellow Rebecca Newberger Goldstein breaks at least one cardinal rule of the academy in her remarkably alive, ruminative new work, “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away.” “I was trained as a philosopher never to put philosophers and their ideas into historical contexts,” she writes, “since historical context has nothing to do with the validity of the philosopher’s positions.”

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