Monthly Archives: March 2010

I am the Messenger by Martin Zusak

I recently read and loved “I Am the Messenger” by Markus Zusak. It’s a deep, witty story about a nineteen year old nothing who, when he inadvertently stops a bankrobbery and starts receiving playing cards with messages on them in the mail, is chosen to care. Zusak’s writing style is unique and filled with a dark, dry humor that makes nearly every sentence interesting to read. The book is amazingly good not only for the story, but for the way it is written, and I highly recommend not only “I Am the Messenger” but also any other of Zusak’s work.
Reviewed by Samantha Solero