Friday, February 15, 2008

CFBA Blog Tour: My Name is Russell Fink

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.

My Review:

Can I just say, “Thank you, Michael Snyder!” I have completely enjoyed reading this novel…it’s clever and had me grinning quite often. Seriously, this book may have just brought me out of the book blahs I’ve been in lately. It seems like the books I’ve read recently have been lack-luster and mediocre…not this one! I love the characters and the crazy story lines…again, all very clever. Russell is certainly a very likable character…

This book is definitely a keeper and is going on the shelves!


Sonya said...

What was your favorite part? LOL! You know I love ya!

michael snyder said...

Jenny, you can say 'thank you'...but with a few caveats...
-you have to call me Mike or Michael instead of 'Mister'
-you have to let me say "You're welcome!"
-and you have to let me say "Thank you" at least twice as much as you do!

Seriously, I'm thrilled you read my book and honored by the things you said about it.

And heck, now Sonya has me all curious. What WAS your favorite part?

Have a fantastic weekend and thanks again!


PS (And your header/banner thingie at the top is WAY groovy too)

Dapoppins said...

This is the second positive review I have seen for this book. Humm. That must mean something!