Friday, October 21, 2011

A Stand Up Guy by Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder is a terrific character writer. I have loved reading the last two books that he's written. A Stand Up Guy is exactly what I was looking for.

Inside you'll find a cast of quirky characters and a minor mystery that will keep you flipping pages until the very end.

Oliver Miles is a hotel security guard who dreams of being a stand-up comedian. While not being too funny, he come in contact with a number of people who "help" him with his act via their circumstances.

Oliver's mother has very real struggles and when there's a robbery at the hotel during his watch, his personal life and professional dreams seem to collide with unintended consequences.

The hotel has hired a new employee named Mattie and she has quite the backstory (as does every Snyder character). You will begin to see the slight hint at this being a romantic comedy between Oliver and Mattie but there's just the added bonus of Who-Dun-It of the robbery to keep me interested.

Oliver is the guy everyone cheers for. As he quests to fulfill his dream of doing his stand-up in a particular club, you'll be urging him forward with each turn of page.

Full of emotion and honesty that helps each reader understand life's choices.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Zondervan Publishing.

1 comment:

michael snyder said...

Hey, thank you for such a gracious review of my book(s)!!! Really means a lot and I'm thrilled to know you enjoyed the read.