All My Friends are Superheroes

by Andrew Kaufman

Saqi | August 12, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

All My Friends are Superheroes is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
All Tom's friends really are superheroes. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding the Perfectionist is hypnotized by her ex, Hypno, to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later the Perfectionist is sure that Tom has abandoned her, so she's moving to Vancouver. She's going to use her superpower to leave all the heartbreak behind. With no idea that Tom is beside her she boards the plane: Tom has until they touch down to convince her he's there, or he loses her forever. A wonderful, heartbreakingly funny tribute to love, sweet love. 'A work of adorable genius. Buy it, borrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it.' Scott Pack 'An adorable book.' Toby Litt 'The funniest, quirkiest romance of the year.' Marie Phillips 'One of the saddest, funniest, strangest, and most romantic books ... Brilliant!' The Bookseller

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Published: August 12, 2011

Publisher: Saqi

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1846591007

ISBN - 13: 9781846591006

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A woman once told me, "This book made me feel all squooshy inside" A short amuse bouche of a novel that warms the heart and soothes the soul. At it's centre is a love story about a couple drifting apart, but with Kaufman's use of language and imagery it becomes more than that. Cute and heartwrenching it begs to be read more and often.
Date published: 2010-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super! This quirky, poignant gem of a book tells the story of Tom, an ordinary guy with super friends... from "Green Light Guy" (whose superpower is making all traffic lights turn green just as he reaches them) to "Couch Surfer" (whose superpower is always being able to find a place to crash). Tom's new bride is stolen from him by a supervillain and he must find a way to get her back--even though he has no superpowers of his own. We live in a world where every parent tells their child he or she is special--but every child grows up and wonders how to be special when everyone else is, too. This book is a sweet answer to a cynical question. It's a beautifully crafted novel--not long, but the narrative pace and style are wonderful. It's the first from Andrew Kaufman but hopefully we'll hear from him again.
Date published: 2006-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super! I first heard of this book at a reading that Andrew Kaufman gave two summers ago - I bought it on the spot, and have read it three times since. This book is short and sweet, and clever without being crass. There's a good mix of laughter worthy sentences mingled with perfectly sweet moments. While it could be considered a love story, it is by no means cliche or sappy. A brilliantly written book overall.
Date published: 2006-06-12

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All My Friends are Superheroes

by Andrew Kaufman

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 12, 2011

Publisher: Saqi

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1846591007

ISBN - 13: 9781846591006

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All Tom's friends really are superheroes. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding the Perfectionist is hypnotized by her ex, Hypno, to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later the Perfectionist is sure that Tom has abandoned her, so she's moving to Vancouver. She's going to use her superpower to leave all the heartbreak behind. With no idea that Tom is beside her she boards the plane: Tom has until they touch down to convince her he's there, or he loses her forever. A wonderful, heartbreakingly funny tribute to love, sweet love. 'A work of adorable genius. Buy it, borrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it.' Scott Pack 'An adorable book.' Toby Litt 'The funniest, quirkiest romance of the year.' Marie Phillips 'One of the saddest, funniest, strangest, and most romantic books ... Brilliant!' The Bookseller