On the back cover of the book is the quote by Publishers Weekly. It says, â€œDonâ€™t start this compulsively readable book without enough time to read it straight through to the final page.â€
I rarely read any book in one sitting, but I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak took me longer than three long weeks to finish. I would read a page or two and fall straight to sleep. Today, finally I sat on our deck, did my best to stay awake, and turned the last page.
I donâ€™t know who the Publishers Weekly is â€” but, their endorsement did not ring true for me. The story had potential, interesting characters, and the writing didnâ€™t suck. In fact there were a few really good lines, none of which I circled or can remember now. I will say, for me this was not a compulsively readable page turner. Nope.
Meh – on to the next read.