The Messenger

by Markus Zusak | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780330363884 Global Overview for this book
Registered by catsalive of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 2/26/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, February 28, 2012
AKA I Am the Messenger

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Meet Ed Kennedy - cab driving prodigy, pathetic card player and useless at sex. 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?

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Well-written & very easy to read. I enjoyed the conversations between The Doorman and Ed, & I agree that the dialogue was good. It didn't really catch my interest though, perhaps I was affected by the pervading apathy - I'll blame Ritchie for that, shall I? I was uninterested in Ed's 3 friends & his family for the most part.

Journal Entry 2 by catsalive at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 22, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (1/22/2016 UTC) at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to kiwiinengland for the Australasian Wishlist Tag.

Journal Entry 3 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Received with thanks.

Journal Entry 4 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, February 08, 2016
An interesting concept and a book that I finished while relaxing one weekend. I disliked the ending, but enjoyed the mix of adventure type happenings and emotional growing.

Journal Entry 5 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, February 08, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/8/2016 UTC) at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Written by an Australian author, and featured on your wishlist, this seems an ideal book to send you as part of the Australasian sweepstake competition.
If you aren't familiar with Bookcrossing, take a few minutes to check out this very cool site. Bookcrossers LOVE books, and more than anything, they love to read books and then set them free for other people to find and enjoy. I would love it if you would leave a journal entry -- you can say where you found the book or how you liked it when you read it.

Journal Entry 6 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
This book arrived today, in the freezing cold (daytime & still freezing around 4C).

Thank you so much for sending this book! I mean, winningva sweepstakes is wonderful, but receiving a wishlist book is absolutely awesome!
I loved The Book Thief, so I'm very curious to find out if I like this book as much.

Journal Entry 7 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Sunday, April 01, 2018
I liked the book. Indeed easy to read, and I finished in one day.

Loved the concept, Ed receiving aces with riddles/assignments to fulfill.
I tried to imagine Doorman's smell, but I'm not sure I came close, LOL.

Of the assignments I liked Milla & Sophie the best. Richie was the least interesting character imho. I'm not sure I like the ending very much, a bit too much 'and they lived happily ever after' for my liking.

This book will be continuing its journey very soon.

Journal Entry 8 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Saturday, April 07, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/20/2018 UTC) at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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Hello there, fellow BookCrosser!
When going through my books in preparation for the Convention, I found this book that happens to be on your wishlist. The decision to take it with me was quickly made :-)

I hope you like the book!
Happy BookCrossing!

Journal Entry 9 by feltre at Zografou, Attica Greece on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Thank you for this wishlist book and the nice postcard.

Journal Entry 10 by feltre at Zografou, Attica Greece on Thursday, May 10, 2018
Very enjoyable read.

Journal Entry 11 by feltre at Zografou, Attica Greece on Friday, June 01, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/2/2018 UTC) at Zografou, Attica Greece

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I look forward to hearing what you thought of the book when you've read it, and to seeing what happens to it next!

Journal Entry 12 by alexotanil at Pallini, Attica Greece on Friday, June 08, 2018
Requested to be the next to have the book because I liked Markus Zusak's previous book "The Book Thief", so feltre was kind enough to pass it on. I think it'll keep me nice company on the summer holiday.

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