Monday, 2 August 2010
A book a week in 2010: All My Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman
'Buy it, borrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it.'
That's what Scott Pack said. And he's so influential, they put it on the front of the book. You may know him as meandmybigmouth: blogger and tweeter extraordinaire.
Please don't tell him, but when I was browsing in Dulwich Books and saw his quote, that's what made me buy it.
So after that HUGE build up, what's it like?
Well, it's a quirky, sweet love story. Charming yet sparsely written. It has a light touch, yet feels like a deeply philosophical observation on human nature.
It tells the story of Tom, a normal person, who is married to The Perfectionist, a superhero. They should be settling down to a happy, married life, but The Perfectionist's ex-boyfriend Hypno arrives at the wedding with other ideas.
This is a cute book (hmm, cute, never used that word in a review before) that somehow manages to feel profound. Definitely worth a read.
Read a sample here and find out about Andrew Kaufman here.