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The Waterproof Bible [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Kaufman
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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'A quirky, tender, fantastical page-turner.' --The Globe and Mail

Praise for All My Friends are Superheroes: 'A work of adorable genius. Buy it, borrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it.' Scott Pack 'An adorable book. Your loved one will love you even more for buying it for them.' Toby Litt 'Someone should write Mr Kaufman and thank him for his tender heart ... I expect this story will replace boxes of chocolates and flowers in courting rituals to come.' Sheila Heti --Praise for All My Friends are Superheroes

Praise for All My Friends are Superheroes: 'A work of adorable genius. Buy it, borrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it.' Scott Pack 'An adorable book. Your loved one will love you even more for buying it for them.' Toby Litt 'Someone should write Mr Kaufman and thank him for his tender heart ... I expect this story will replace boxes of chocolates and flowers in courting rituals to come.' Sheila Heti --Praise for All My Friends are Superheroes

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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? "A quirky, tender, fantastical page-turner" The Globe and Mail

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 346 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Telegram Books (12 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00796LICC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just... beautiful. 5 Mar 2011
Format:Paperback
Now, I am a terrible, terrible person with books. I usually get about three quarters of the way through, think I'm really into it, then give up and never go back to it. This book was one of the very very few I finished. A quickly. It is such a beautifully surreal, fantastical, romantic, dramatic, funny, wonderful story. When I stopped reading, the real world had this certain etherial spark to it. I would recommend this story to anybody. It is an inspiring story which pieces together in the most perfect and well thought out way.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Andrew Kaufman has succeeded in creating a literary classic with this one. Magic realism at its very best, The Waterproof Bible is a quirky, whimsical story dealing with the oddest mix of characters you will ever read about, who all intersect each others' lives in one way or another over the course of a few days.

You have Rebecca, an extraordinarily ordinary woman who involuntarily broadcasts her emotions onto others. When she's happy, everyone can feel her happiness, when she's sad, everyone can feel her sadness, and when she's scared, everyone can feel her fear - however, she's found a way to trap and store her emotions in personal objects and storing them at Unit 207, E.Z. Self-Storage, which left her capable of lying to people about her real feelings and hiding them from everyone, including those who actually cared. An incident with a tap left on flooded some of her boxes (premonition of the larger flood that will occur later in the book?), forcing her to throw them out and with them her emotional attachment to the people concerned with these objects.

There's Lewis, Rebecca's brother-in-law, who has just lost his wife and decided to flee the city rather than cope with the situation, but ended up meeting a woman who claims to be God.

Then there's Aby, a frog humanoid who left the water in search of her estranged mother on dry land. One important fact about Aby is that she's an Aquatic - Aquatics are those who believe and follow the Aquaticism religion - (don't worry, Kaufman goes into great depth explaining the basics of the religion to us). There's also Margaret, Aby's mother and she owns (sort of) a hotel and does not want to go back to Aquaticism.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another quirky gem from Andrew Kaufman 6 Feb 2011
By Bantam Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This book revolves around three characters; Rebecca, who keeps her feelings stored in boxes to prevent her from transmitting them to those around her, Lewis, her brother in law, who escapes to the other side of the country instead of attending his late wife's funeral and Aby (which is short for Aberystwyth), who his actually a green aquatic creature uncomfortable when out of water. I'm sure that many people would read that synopsis and think that this book wasn't for them. Whilst I agree that in some cases they could be right because this is undeniably a very quirky book, but many others could be making a big mistake because they would be missing out on a sweet, good natured book which is a totally captivating read from first page to last.

If Kaufman's previous book `All my Friends are Superheroes' has become a cult classic this book should become one too, because not only is it a more substantial book it is also a superior, more rounded book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, meets the true definition of the word 26 Nov 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really didn't want to finish this book. The characters, even the not strictly human ones, are fascinating and their adventures are entertaining and thought provoking. I think the plot may have been strung together by unlikely coincidences but I barely noticed them and easily forgave the odd Kindle typo. I was carried away by the tale, you see.

Reading Waterproof Bible was like eating a box of sublime chocolates, each short chapter a unique delicately wrapped sweet. I didn't know whether to savour every one or gorge the lot. I tried to do both, but gorged mostly.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan 26 April 2014
By TildaB
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Its a Marmite thing I suppose and really not for me. I can do quirky but not this - I just couldn't stand it. I wish I had read a chapter before I bought this based on rave reviews from others. Just not my cup o tea. Couldn't get beyond the nonsense of it all. Sorry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTUFULLY AWESOME 9 Mar 2014
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Just a joy.......
Totally weird and so touching
Treat yourself to a big slice of Kaufman !!!
A very cool read!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Strange 6 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Was not expecting that from the blurb, maybe I didn't read it properly. It seemed intriguing with Rebecca who's emotions can be felt by those around her. But then when it came to Aby being a frog-type creature, I was just totally confused. Strange story which may have been better as two separate ones to be honest!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking. 18 Feb 2014
By SJ
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I loved this book. A thought provoking read if you want it to be or just a great story! Wicked!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Strange and compelling
Didn't really know what to expect, downloaded on a whim and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not really sure what it was about other than how important it is to pay attention to the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sarah78
3.0 out of 5 stars very different book
This book jumped about a lot, and not best for reading late at night, as you did not remember where you had got to the next time you started to read.
Published 6 months ago by fraggle rock
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I had never heard of Andrew Kaufman but was intrigued by the title. Once I started reading though I couldn't put it down. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Poirot
4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy thought provoking
I enjoyed this book, not something that I normally read but overall a nice piece of entertainment. Yes its a love story but there are some many other features in the book that help... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bird is the Word
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not as good as born Weird
I really enjoyed this but then I am a big Andrew Kauffman fan. The other reviews pretty much some it up. Though my favourite is still Born Weird.
Published 17 months ago by Office lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, inspiring and beautifully written
This is one of the best books that I have read in a long time.
If you haven't read anything by Andrew Kaufman, you should. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Captain Tash
5.0 out of 5 stars Waterproof bible
Very good read - with some thought provoking ideas well developed. I will be reading aagain once this first read has had a good percolate.
Published 20 months ago by buubbllaa
5.0 out of 5 stars So different.....................so much fun
This is a very different book to anything I have have ever read. It's simply great. Despite the extraordinary characters and the far fetched fantastical storyline, it works and you... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Avid Reader
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