Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Name Is Russell Fink by Michael Snyder

Greetings and Happy Valentines Day!
This book had lots of twists and turns. The writing style was different, which I don't mind one bit. At first I was afraid that the story line was not going to go anywhere. However, it started moving along and as it did so I was more and more interested! This book is like a movie that starts off slow and you aren't sure that you didn't pick up a B or C grade movie. Your not sure if you want to stop watching/reading, but being someone who can't stand not know the ending you keep watching/reading. And as you keep going it gets more and more interesting and in the end you figure out it was a great movie, or in this case, a great book! This one is just hidden under the cover of a plain "ordinary" life, which none of us really have. I really loved the interview questions at the back of the book, that was a really nice touch.
I was really sorry about Sonny, so someone should tell Russell that in spite of being named Fink, that he needs to get a new dog for his next book. He is going to need one when something good that happened in the ending of this book happens in the next book.
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
My Name is Russell Fink
Zondervan (March 1, 2008)
Michael Snyder


Michael Snyder has spent the bulk of his professional career in sales, has fallen in love, and continues to struggle with the balance between art and vocation. He's never investigated a murder, much less that of an allegedly clairvoyant dog.

Russell Fink is twenty-six years old and determined to salvage a job he hates so he can finally move out of his parents house for good. He's convinced he gave his twin sister cancer when they were nine years old. And his crazy fiancée refuses to accept the fact that their engagement really is over.Then Sonny, his allegedly clairvoyant basset hound, is found murdered.The ensuing amateur investigation forces Russell to confront several things at once-the enormity of his family's dysfunction, the guy stalking his family, and his long-buried feelings for a most peculiar love interest.At its heart, My Name is Russell Fink is a comedy, with sharp dialogue, characters steeped in authenticity, romance, suspense, and fresh humor. With a postmodern style similar to Nick Hornby and Douglas Coupland, the author explores reconciliation, forgiveness, and faith in the midst of tragedy. No amount of neurosis or dysfunction can derail God's redemptive purposes.

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michael snyder said...


I told Russell what you said about another dog. So far, he's non-committal. But he'll grow out of it and do the right thing eventually!

Thank you so much for not only reading my book, but for your thoughtful review. It really means a lot.

Have a wonderful weekend...and I'll keep after Russell about that dog...


Queen B said...

Thank you for your book reviews. I have read through all of them trying to find a new book for my book club! I really appreciate your honesty and look forward to your next review!!