QBR:The Messenger by Markus Zusak


                                             
 Young Adult/Coming of Age                                                                                   470+ pages, Dimensions (2015,originally 2002)
                                  RT Rating: 3.25/5

The Verdict:'I am the Messenger' is already an international best seller and I don't think that my 'verdict' is going to change it's global recognition in any way.I liked the book anyways,though the book is intended as a 'young adult' work,this one is definitely going to put a smile on your face, no matter which age group or which nationality you belong to!
 
Synopsis:Ed Kennedy is a cab driver, who is aimless in life. He is a mediocre card player, a lousy romantic and an irresponsible son.How he finds purpose in life is what this book is all about!
 
The Good: Starts off well, there are interesting twists happening at regular intervals,the book has got all the 'ingredients' in the right amount! 

The Bad:The length is a bit too much, towards the middle portions the pace of the narrative slackens a bit,the ending is also a bit ambiguous.

RecommendationsBuy it!

-nikhimenon

No comments:

Post a Comment

Keep reading, keep suggesting, keep commenting

Sesishi Yokomizo's The Inugami Curse

  Thanks to the overnight success of the English Translations of kiego Higashino, many forgotten classics from Japanese Mystery have started...