Sunday, January 2, 2011

I Am the Messenger - Review

I Am the Messenger 
author: Markus Zusak

Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That’s when the first Ace arrives. That’s when Ed becomes the messenger. . . .

Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?

Winner of the 2003 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award in Australia, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.


This is a amazing and interesting story. And Markus Zusaks writing, omg. I absolutely love it. I Am the Messenger isn't as good as The Book Thief (which I loved) but it's still a really, really good book.

I love all the characters. They have flaws, things they are good at, stuff they like. Just like a real person. It feels like I've gotten lots of new friends, just by reading this book. And Marcus Zusak writes wonderful dialogues! He's abandoned the he-said-this-she-answered-that technique and created his own, powerful way of writing dialogues.

The plot is brilliant. It is very well planned  and so smart. The only bad thing I can say about it, is that everything worked out so easily for Ed. He knew right away what to do and how to help the people. He figured out the clues without even really thinking. It just felt so unrealistic. But hey, it's a book! Things don't have to be realistic .. Right?

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