After reading Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, I wanted to read more by this author. I picked up the audio version of I Am the Messenger. This book was equally as lengthy, but much easier to read/listen.
The audio had me laughing aloud in my car on my way to work. It is such twisted humor (how could you laugh through a bank robbery scene?). The "character" that made me laugh most was the discussion of the Doorman--Ed Kennedy's (protagonist's) dog. But this book is not a comedy. It is a mystery and a mission. The descriptive language Zusak uses is beautiful.
This book is not for students younger than high school--language (tons!) and sexual content.
I am definitely a Zusak fan and plan to read other books by this author. Click HERE for author's website. Love the commentary with the photos!