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  1. Markus Zusak - I Am the Messenger

    čtvrtek 11. června 2015

    When you hear the name Markus Zusak you connect it with The Book Thief. Well, that book is amazing, so I fully undestand that. Nevertheless, very few people have read I Am the Messenger, which is a shame! This book is one of the most influential books to my life that I've read in a long time!


    The premise of the book is:
    protect the diamonds
    survive the clubs
    dig deep through the spades
    feel the hearts

    Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.
    That's when the first ace arrives in the mail.
    That's when Ed becomes the messenger.
    Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?

    So as we already know from the premise, Ed is a young boy who starts getting card with names or other clues on them. First, he doesn't know what to do with tha cards, you know, imagine you get the card with some adress - What will you do?

    Ed starts following the clues and he gets to many difficult situation. Very often he still doesn't know what to do even when he is standing in front of the house he was supposed to find. But somehow, he manages to help the people lead better lives. 

    The question and the great mystery of the whole book is: Who sends the cards? Who knows these people so well? Who knows Ed so well?

    Ed is an amazing character. As a young boy, you can see that he has many problems, he is not happy and to make it short, he has his own things to care about. But somehow, doing all the task, Ed is becoming the character you look up to, he guides you through so many different life situations and you just cannot help but think about your own life, about what can you differently.

    Many situations may bring tears to your eyes, because they are so real! Anyone can go through them. At the same time, Zusak uses so much wit and irony that you cannot help and laugh! Seriously, this is one of few books that made me laugh out loud (okay, I guess I looked like a complete idiot walking, reading I Am the Messenger and laughing... guess what? I don't CARE!)

    The moral of the book is just amazing, it blends problems of today's world together with the basic human need - to have a good life! Even though I love the message the book gives me - haha message from I Am the Messenger - get it?, it was quite slow in some middle parts. There's definitely a possibility of re-reading this. Thank you Zusak! (and O boy! Have you noticed that he is actually very handsome???)

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