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 Amazon.com. This book was published by Thomas Nelson Publishing.