I finished reading Andy Andrews latest novel, The Noticer, just prior to leaving for a mission trip this summer. The story is set in a small town called Orange Beach, Alabama. (Not that Alabama is known for its beach communities.) Like any town, there are a number of different issues happening within the communities: poverty, marital problems, shady business, etc… What most towns do not have is a “Jones”. Jones is the main character in the book who has an uncanny way of showing up at just the right to provide, what he considers, “perspective” to the situation.
I wouldn’t say that the book was bad, but I also wouldn’t say it was great. For me it was just okay. I wasn’t thrown for any surprises and as a mature Christian, I could say that I could almost foresee when Jones was going to show up, what he was going to say, and that everything was going to be okay.
If you are looking for a quick read that makes you feel good or wanting to kill some time, then this book will do just that for you. I wasn’t inspired and can honestly say I wouldn’t read it again. On a positive note, I will say that if you know someone who is tends to look at the glass half empty, this book may challenge them to look at the same glass half full.