Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Noticer - a book review

Have you read any good books lately? I recently finished reading The Noticer, by Andy Andrews.

It's a novel about a young man named Andy and an older aloof gentleman named Jones. Jones, not Mr. Jones but just plain Jones, carries a peculiar beat up suitcase with him. There's not much else that is really concrete about him. He's always in the right place at the right time to shed a new perspective on otherwise dark situations.

While each chapter is a unique encounter by Jones and a needy individual (aren't we all needy!), you feel compelled to keep reading as you are sure that the next chapter will shed some light on who this man, Jones, might be. At the end of the book you find out that... WAIT! If I tell you this part you may not want to read the book.

This book had me staying up too late and pushing aside my regular chores!

My favorite chapter is chapter 6. Jones meets up with Willow Callaway, an older woman who has outlived her husband and one of her children. She is saddened by the changing world around her and she has really lost sight of her usefulness. Jones, being the wise man that he is, shows her that she is not only useful but needed desperately. It's a feel good chapter that left me warm and comfortable with the conclusion.

This book is well written with an exciting story line that will keep you reading until the last page!

After finishing the book I realized that sometimes we can have a new outlook on life by simply changing our perspective.

If you haven't read a copy, you can purchase it on This book was published by Thomas Nelson Publishing.


Mimmy said...

Sonya - I intend to see if our local library has it. I'm not able to buy books right now as the budget has absolutely no wiggle room. But that's OK. I have several here that I have not read and the our libraries are well filled.

Have a super week,
God Bless,

Madison said...

I've got a stack, but always love this type of book. Thanks for the review. I'll go buy.

Greg C said...

Way to keep us on the edge Sonya. But that means it was a great book report. I want to read it.

Heart2Heart said...


What a brilliant review! I loved this book and now my hubby is reading it too! We both love it. There are so many chapters with life lessons in it to completely take away and change your attitude about life.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kelly Combs said...

I loved this book too! And the best part is, now you can get ANOTHER book by Thomas Nelson. I just finished my current book, and will be doing a review either this week or next.

Let's get together soon. Love you!


seems to be a good book, Ill grab one soon

buddyrocks232 said...

That book was excellent!!!

Kelly's daughter Gigi