An old man named Jones has got perfect timing: he always shows up just when folks need what he calls “a little perspective.”
The Noticer is an inspirational novel, full of Jones’ serendipitous encounters with different people at different crossroads in life.
A pleasant read, with characters that are easy to relate to, and a question that keeps you hooked: who exactly is this mysterious Jones?
Although interesting, I found it to be a little preachy. The-point-of-the-story type of morals and values were sprinkled liberally in the dialog, and some scenes felt like they were set up for Jones to teach a punchline lesson.
I’d recommend it to those who are not too keen on reading fiction, but prefer to pick up motivational nuggets and pointers as they read. This is a good crossover book that balances fiction and learning; a light read, but weighty enough to have impact.
Thanks to the folks at Thomas Nelson for the complimentary copy! My pleasure to review it.