I Am The Messenger: A Book Review
Markus Zusak is a critically acclaimed novelist but I when I choose an author to read I almost always start with his lesser known works. I am the messenger is a book he published in the early months of 2005 and was quite the critics favorite even though it is one of Markus’s lesser selling works.
The book is about 1 year old Ed and the strange twist of events in his life that help him explore his identity and his relationship with life, people and the world around him.
Sound cliché? Well not at all. There really isn’t a good way to describe the vibrancy of the world that Ed inhabits. He has to be by far one of the most distinctive narrators in my significant book reading history. Fresh, funny, sad, endearing, maddening and downright unmainstream this is a book full of the pain and joy of life and living.
The ending of the book with so much suspense built up was a little vague and I wish that Markus didn’t take the oblique way out. Because the end is primarily up to the reader to construct. Barring that the book is sheer brilliance.