Just finished reading The Noticer by Andy Andrews. Pretty interesting book. Lots of thought-provoking material written almost like a short novel. An old man name Jones (“Not ‘Mr. Jone.’ Just Jones please.”) comes in and out of a small town – and in and out of the lives of many of its residents.
Each encounter comes at a defining moment for the individual or couple. On the verge of divorce. Contemplating suicide. Making decisions about the kind of adult you want to become. Each of these people is missing something that Jones…er…notices. Jones calls it “perspective.” Conversations are had. Decisions are made. Lives are changed. Here’s my favorite quote from the book…
“You see, with a degree of intelligence and hint of wisdom, most people can tell the difference between good and bad. However, it takes a truly wise person to discern that oh-so-thin line between good and best.”
The quote on the cover is from someone who claims “this is the best book I’ve ever read.” I can’t say I’d go that far. However, if you’re looking for a well-told story – look no further. If you like reading books that get you thinking and encourage you at the same time – check it out.
It reminds me of a book I read years ago called Joshua: A Parable for Today. I liked that one too. In fact, they’re both enjoyable, quick reads. So grab a cup of coffee, find a comfy chair, and enjoy.