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ALL MY FRIENDS ARE SUPERHEROES- QUICK THOUGHTS

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This book (All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kauffman) starts off interesting enough. There are superheroes everywhere with different powers. Some are Perfectionists, some are Hypnotists, some can breathe underwater, some are simply always nervous. Some powers seem useful, some not. There are no supervillains per se.

However, one hero makes the girl he has a crush on believe her husband is invisible (by hypnotising). Oh, and he used to date her after he hypnotised her to essentially rape her for 3 months. But somehow he is still not a villain. And the book tries to play this off as “well, the Perfectionist had the best sex of her life with Hypno which is what he hypnotised her to believe, so it is okay.” But no-one steps up to challenge this demented Deus-Ex character just to advance the plot more.

Overall, though (if you ignore this bit of writing stupidity), the book is humorous with its unique view of superhero powers. It is also short. But they are big things to overlook, so ultimately a big thumbs down.

 

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