"Is Richard Handy really my friend?"
It's been one year, two weeks, and three days since Samuel Hoenig opened the doors of Questions Answered. The personality traits of his Asperger's Syndrome help him maintain objectivity - a critical component of his business's continuing success.
But when Tyler Clayton, a young man who also has Asperger's, asks if a store clerk is truly his friend, Samuel, for the first time, can't bear to give an objective answer. It's a dicey situation that only gets worse when one of the key players ends up dead. Resolving to do the right thing, Samuel, with help from his associate Ms. Washburn, wades into the murky waters of friendship, and the answer he finds may be a revelation to himself most of all.
©2016 E.J. Copperman and Jeff Cohen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
"The ways of the neurotypical continue to perplex this unusual protagonist, much to the delight of readers of all cognitive stripes." (Kirkus Reviews)
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"Skip this one"
When the author gets past explaining every, and I mean every, detail of life on the autism and allied disorders spectrum - then I will read another in the series.
"Fun and Light Mystery"
I love this series! The character of Samuel is well developed and likeable, and his sidekicks, "Mother" and Mrs. Washburn, play off him perfectly. The concept of answering a question for a business is intriguing, and I like how the author turns the question into a mystery. Samuel reminds me a little bit of Mr. Monk, and his unique perspectives help solve the mystery. I also like that Mrs. Washburn is given credit for her contributions and is more than just a potential love interest for Samuel. This is the third in the series, but the first one I listened to on audio. I thought that the audio version would make Samuel come alive as I have found in some series, but I found that the printed versions were just as enjoyable.
Aspergers is an interesting topic. I think as my third novel you waste too much time speaking about it.
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