“But why, why, why can’t people just say what they mean?”

Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project

Simsion was born in 1957 (?) and published his first novel at age 56.

Don Tillman is one of my favorite characters in the fiction world. His love story with Rosie is hilarious and sweet. For me, there is so much about autism that I don’t understand, yet it was easy for me to enjoy reading about Don Tillman because Simsion made him so utterly sympathetic, and oddly relatable. Don Tillman is incredibly honest with himself as well as with everyone else, and that is refreshing.

The Rosie Result has been out on the shelves for a couple of months. I can’t wait to start on that.

Some interesting tidbits I picked up while researching for today’s article:

  • Simsion is an IT specialist turned writer.
  • It’s damned hard to find his date of birth on the internet.
  • He’s done a lot of interesting shit.

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