Friday, December 6, 2013
I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
I began listening to I Am The Messenger on audio. Unfortunately, I was unable to renew the book and ended up finishing the last half of the book as an ebook on my phone - my first ebook because I HAD to finish this book. Through to the end of the story, I still could hear the voice of Mark Aden Gray. He was the voice of Ed, providing a rich personality to the character that Zusak created.
Ed Kennedy is one of those special characters that will stay with you for a long time. He's brutally honest and genuinely raw. He throws all his flaws out on the table, and I could not help but completely adore him. Zusak created a wonderful, wonderful story with Ed as the centerpiece. And, the last two sentences cemented I Am The Messenger as another one of my favorite books of the year.
Have you been introduced to Ed Kennedy yet? Were you as impressed as I was with Zusak's story?
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I looooove Markus Zusak, and I think it says a lot about his writing that I Am the Messenger is a book I love tremendously while also being my second-to-least favorite of Zusak's books. I CANNOT WAIT for his next book so that I can have one more to add to my Zusak shelf.ReplyDelete
Jenny @ Reading the End ... Second-to-least favorite?!? Which one(s) are your favorite?!?Delete
"brutally honest and genuinely raw" Love this description of him. Love. So glad you ended up enjoying this book. And now I"m going to have to go and remember the last two sentences of the book!ReplyDelete
Suey ... Thank you! Those last two sentences are so powerful! I don't know if I will ever forget them!Delete
I just can't believe I haven't read this book yet. It's been on my wishlist ever since I read The Book Thief back in 2005!ReplyDelete
Andi ... I definitely recommend that you read it! Though I enjoyed The Book Thief, this one really blew me away! Loved it!Delete