Simple Simon (Art Jefferson #4)
All three are thrust together when Simon Lynch, a sixteen-year-old savant, unknowingly breaks the newest, most secure code developed by the National Security Agency. Corrupt elements within that government behemoth, determined to protect their creati...more
I thought the movie followed the book impressively closely, although there were still huge differences. I thought Simon, the autistic child, was very well written and developed and enjoyed his relationship with Art Jefferson (became Jeffries in the movie). In the book, Art and his psychologist wife were African American and taking care of Simon for an extended period of time.
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This review is from: Simple Simon (Kindle Edition)
I just finished reading Ryne D. Pearson's SIMPLE SIMON. I have to say it was a book I found very difficult to put down.
The action begins early in this story as we meet an autistic teen named Simon. Although Simon's social interactions are severely stunted, his doctors have discovered that he has amazing puzzle-solving abilities. As a sort of experiment, one of Simon's physicians gives him a MENSA-type magazine for ...more
Amazon Description: “He's brilliant. Innocent. Helpless. And he's marked for death...
It took years to develop. Cost billions to perfect. A cryptographic system so advanced it safeguards the United States' most vital secrets. It is secure. Impenetrable.
Until sixteen year old autistic savant Simon Lynch happens upon a forgotten snippet of code, his damaged brilliance breaking the cipher with ease and unwittingly marking him for death. Soon, elements of a pathological government security apparatus ...more
If you don't know the story, there are plenty of revi ...more
Ο 16χρονος Σάιμον Λιντς είναι αυτιστικός, αλλά άσος στο να λύνει γρίφους, να συναρμολογεί παζλ, να παίζει ντόμινο κλπ. Με τα πολλά πέφτει στα χέρια του ένα περιοδικό που απευθύνεται σε ανθρώπους με υψη ...more
Ryne Douglas Pearson had me hooked on the first page of "Simple Simon"! I was skimming various books to pick a ...more
The action begins early in this story as we meet an autistic teen named Simon. Although Simon's social interactions are severely stunted, his doctors have discovered that he has amazing puzzle-solving abilities. As a sort of experiment, one of Simon's physicians gives him a MENSA-type magazine for the super-intelligent, just to see if the puzzle section interests Simon.
As Simon ...more
Simple Simon is the story of an autistic teen who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the ...more
I'm a sucker for this stuff. Unlikely, but passionate hero. Defenseless victim in need of a defender. And a relentless pursuit by bad guy after bad guy after bad guy. Or in this case, a wickedly bad woman. Plus, I'm a puzzle nut, and Simple Simon weaves its multiple storylines into a plot-maze as intricately tangled as the secret code at its center.
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These are the only books I've read by Pearson, but they were both outstanding. I highly recommend them.
It was a Meh.
Only quasi fun to read.