Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I am the Messenger by 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?

Sigh. Varen loved this book and urged me to read it. I think he loved it because he read it in one sitting instead of sleeping one night. I imagine being sleep-deprived towards the end helps because I sure as hell didn't get it. I have no idea what the point of the story was in the end. It definitely was kinda fun to read and it's pretty short, but the end does not (well for me anyway) bring it all together and package it into an equivalent explanation.

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