Although “All My Friends Are Superheroes” by Andrew Kaufman will not take more than 30-minutes to read, the joy of reading it will stay with you for days after you put it away.
A beautiful book by all standards, it makes you think about the weakness that makes you special. We spent days at the office trying to figure out our super powers are after passing this book around. I think if I was a superhero, I’d be the Googler. “Google it, you idiot.”
An excerpt from the book: “Tom’s second superhero girlfriend was TV Girl. As a child, TV Girl loved television. She could empathize with the people on television in ways she couldn’t with real-life people. She watched so much television, caring so much about the people she watched, that her connection with television became biological. She started crying televisions. When TV Girl was sad, little television sets would flow down her face.”
As I’ve written posts that are longer than the entire book, don’t expect character development beyond a paragraph each. Expect crisp language, little insights into characters that make you want to beg for more (but you know you ain’t getting more), and a lot of laughing outloud. Short and sweet. And highly recommended.
Have anyone read “All My Friends Are Superheroes”?
Other book reviews:
Other book reviews on AndFarAway:
The Mists of Avalon
All My Friends are Superheroes
The Lord of the Rings
His Dark Materials
Blood and Gold
The Time Traveller’s Wife