Impressed with his wordsmithery in The Book Thief, I downloaded another Zusak.
The Messenger (2002) … was released in the United States under the name I Am the Messenger.
Four 20-year-old slacker friends in small town Australia spend their nights playing cards and days slacking … or working menial jobs.
Bewilderingly, the protagonist — Ed Kennedy — is drawn into a mystery where he must solve riddles and change the lives of other people in town.
Like Book Thief, it’s original and creative.
Most people enjoy this book.
Some are turned off by the silly plot.
It did keep me going.
Surprisingly Zusak has not published since Book Thief 2005. He plans to release Bridge of Clay in Oct 2018.