Thursday, February 14, 2008

CFBA Presents - My Name is Russell Fink

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing

My Name is Russell Fink

Zondervan (March 1, 2008)

by 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.

I haven't read this book yet, but it's definitely on my list. I've got a thing for quirky characters, and I have a feeling Russell is going to live up to my expectations. Congratulations to Michael Snyder on a debut novel that's creating lots of buzz!


michael snyder said...


Hey, thank you over and over again for taking part in the blog tour. That's a very cool thing you did and I appreciate it more than you know!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Jennifer AlLee said...

Hey Mike!

My pleasure! Thanks for stopping by!