Review: The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman, hero of Graeme Simsion's novel The Rosie Project, is a professor of genetics at an Australian university. He is also an "Aspie"—a person with Asperger's syndrome. One of the hallmarks of Asperger's syndrome is that certain aspects of social interaction that come naturally to most of us and that we handle without even thinking about it have to be learned and applied explicitly. They observe us, and make hypotheses, and draw conclusions, and (if so minded) try to live accordingly, s … [Read more...]