“The gunman is useless.
I know it.
He knows it.
The whole bank knows it.
Even my best mate, Marvin, knows it, and he’s more useless than the gunman.
The worst part about the whole thing is that Marv’s car is standing outside in a fifteen-minute parking zone. We’re all faceddown on the floor, and the car’s only got a few minutes left on it.”
—I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak