Kill The Messenger ~ Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Paz Vega, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Michael Sheen, Oliver Platt, Barry Pepper, Robert Patrick, Tim Blake Nelson, Richard Schiff, Michael K. Williams.

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I am the Messenger. Can't believe it took me so long to get to this. Loved Book Thief so should have known this would become one of my all time favourites too. Beautiful story, beautifully written. Moving and motivating. Great use of voice. 10/10

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*** I liked this but never felt like I had actually sunk my teeth into it, possibly because I didn't feel as close to the main character of Ed Kennedy as I would have liked to. (Maybe this is a pitfall of reading a novel written for young adults when one is older?) That said, as with The Book Thief, some of the prose is just stunning, and Zusak has a way of putting words together that I've never seen from anyone else. If you love language, it could be worth reading just for that.

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((Be him. Smut!!)) He called me when I was at work and I immediately ran to go pick up my son. Little did I know, that when I bent over to pick up my kid, he was checking out my ass and thinking, "I want mommy too ..." ((No fandoms))

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Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.

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