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5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, 20 Oct 2011
Markus Zusak is the most wonderful writer. As with most, I started reading his work with the Book Thief, which is beautiful and harrowing and thought-provoking. I am the Messenger is another of Zusak's finest works, and one of my favourite books. It's a relatively simple, innocent story but Zusak writes extremely well. It's simple and accessible to all, but his words are beautiful. There are certain sentences or phrases which stick with me constantly. He is a master of words. The story is thought-provoking; attempting to make us better, giving us the hope that we can be better, that we can change our lives and those of others. But beyond anything else, Zusak's words are just BEAUTIFUL.