33. All My Friends Are Superheroes

Book Reviews / Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Tom has been married six months to the Perfectionist.  The only problem is his wife can’t see him.  At their wedding, the Perfectionist’s ex-boyfriend, Hypno hypnotizes her to forget about Tom.  Therefore, he spends the majority of the novel trying to get her to see him, while reminiscing about the moments they spent together as they were falling in love.  All of Tom’s friends are superheroes, but not the kind of superheroes you’re thinking of.  Imagine having friends called the Frog-Kisser, the Stress Bunny, or the Couch Surfer.

All My Friends Are Superheroes is a quirky, fairytale, love story.  It’s a well written novella and very original in its telling.  I don’t think I’ve read anything like it.  It’s sentimental and feel good.  You ‘ll start to read and you won’t be able to put it down.  It’s only 109 pages so it can be read in less than an hour and a half.  Actually, the only thing I dislike about this book is the cover.  It’s a turn off.  If you’re the kind of person that chooses books by their covers, you would surely have passed this one up.

Andrew Kaufman is from Wingham, Ontario, Canada.  The same place the author Alice Munro is from.  If you don’t know who she is, she won the 2009 Man Booker Prize for her lifetime body of work.  She’s written The Love of a Good Woman, Open Secrets, etc.  So, that makes two famous authors from the same small town in Canada.  Kaufman is a producer, director, and a writer.  He has also written another novella entitled The Tiny Wife which was published in 2010 and a novel, The Waterproof Bible, which was published in 2009.  I’ll definitely be checking out these two works because I was happily surprised with his approach to telling a love story.  I gave this novella four stars on Goodreads!  Check it out!  Happy reading……

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

                                                            ____ Gustave FLAUBERT

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