Having recently read All My Friends Are Superheroes (in one day – it’s short and very sweet) I was keen to try a bit more of what Andrew Kaufman had to offer.
Looking at the blurb on Amazon – “Rebecca has a most unusual problem: no matter how hard she tries, she can t stop broadcasting her feelings to people around her. Luckily, she’s discovered how to trap and store her feelings in personal objects but just how much emotional baggage can Unit 207, E.Z. Self Storage hold? Lewis is grieving for his wife, Lisa, Rebecca’s sister. Inconsolable, he skips Lisa s funeral, flies to Winnipeg, gets a haircut and meets a woman who claims to be God. At the wheel of a stolen Honda Civic is Aberystwyth, aka Aby, driving across Canada to save the soul of her dying mother. She is green, gill-necked, and very uncomfortable out of the water. An unexpected encounter with Aby sets off a chain of events which sends each of them on a personal quest. Can Rebecca, Lewis and Aby find redemption before a terrible flood destroys their chance at happiness?” – I decided on trying The Waterproof Bible.
It’s highly original, flows well and does a good job of making you care about each and every character. The ending seems slightly rushed but to be honest, by the time I got there I was quite grateful for it being wrapped up quickly as I really wanted to know how it was going to end!
It’s a quick, easy read and a charming little story. I recommend it.