From the author of the international bestseller The Book Thief and new novel Bridge of Clay.
"comedic, romantic, thrilling, confronting, playful, deceptive" Australian Book Review
Meet Ed Kennedy - cab driving prodigy, pathetic card player and useless at sex (self-proclaimed). He lives in a suburban shack, shares coffee with his dog, the Doorman, and he's in nervous love with Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence - until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.
That's when the first Ace turns up.
That's when Ed becomes the messenger.
Chosen to care, he makes his way through town, helping and hurting (where necessary) until only one question remains. Who's behind Ed's mission?
Protect the diamonds, survive the clubs, dig deep through spades, feel the hearts... The Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists and love.
PRAISE FOR MARKUS ZUSAK
"Zusak has a unique, remarkable talent for being able to make me laugh and cry all within the space of a few pages..." The Guardian
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
One of Australia’s most beloved YA novels, The Messenger is a wonderfully strange mix of mystery, action, deadpan humour and postmodern literature. After inadvertently foiling a bank robbery, 19-year-old suburban dropkick Ed Kennedy receives an ace of spades with cryptic clues scrawled on its face, drawing him into a series of strange puzzles that take him all around his shabby city neighbourhood. Ed’s encounters don’t always end well, but Markus Zusak turns his hapless hero’s tale into an adventurous examination of identity, purpose and what it means to be ordinary.
Such a good read. Loved every moment of this book. Would recommended to anyone. Markus you did it again.
A friend introduced me to Markus when she recommended that I read "The Book Thief" I was so impressed with his writing that on completing it I was hungry for more of his work. Next was "The Messenger" which is not only a beautiful story but truly thought provoking in a way that will challenge anyone who reads it to look at their values of life. Brilliant!
I've read the sample. The writing is great like Zusak himself, but I dread the plot.