This book is inspirational and a good laugh to boot! It shows the intense life of three morons and their emotional struggle to survive. The main character is Ed, who drives a cab around Sydney with little aspiration be become anything better, due in part to his upbringing. A series of events cause him to become a messenger which inturn causes lots of puzzles and disruptions in his life and those of his friends. I especially love Ed's best friend 'Doorman' who adds to this hilarious story. Support from your friends and family is so important in anyone's life and can empower you especially when your problems seem unsolvable. ENJOY THIS GREAT READ!
Have read this several times now (with several years between each read). It's so unique and enthralling and relatable. I can't explain how I felt while reading this book, but very few other books have made me feel the same. Would be a good read for anyone who likes to read stories that have multiple levels of depth to it (i.e. if you chose to ignore the deep, more serious parts of the book, it's still an enjoyable read, but you would be missing out on some very thought-provoking ideas)
Markus Zusak is the author of The Book Thief. This book is so different in content and style that I would not have known he was the author if his name wasn't on the cover. A young man is witness to a bank robbery and his life changes in unexpected ways. We meet a number of characters with no apparent link to each other but bit by bit we see a grand design bringing them closer. It is hard to say much without giving away the plot. It is an excellent book which I found compelling. Really unique plot and well written. My heart went out to some characters. thers needed a good talking to! i really recommend this book. It would be fun to discuss it with friens too.
Each chapter was written to capture a believable portrait of a young Aussie male, but in truth any young male waiting for a purpose to his life. The writing is flawless, the vernacular perfect and the joy of discovering purpose, delightful.
Easy to read and an intriguing story. Following a bank robbery, the main character is sent various cryptic clues on playing cards, and he is tasked to solve the mysteries. Not meant to be a serious novel, however, it has a great message to everyone.
Ed’s story is a compelling read and easy to take in. It’s not at the literary level of The Book Thief but it’s still a great read. I like Zusak’s topics and style. Ed’s transition from ordinary to extraordinary is inspiring. Will be reading more from Zusak.