Author: Alexei Maxim Russell
Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Published: November 2011
ISBN: 978 1849052627
The cover on this is very cartoonish, giving the book a feel of wanting to be a graphic novel.
Let me start by saying I didn’t know a lot about Asperger’s Syndrome prior to reading this. Whilst it’s not meant as a work of non-fiction, I feel I’ve come away with some insights as to what Asperger’s is, the prejudices surrounding it and an idea of how someone with Asperger’s might behave.
Trueman Bradley has Asperger’s Syndrome. He moves to NYC after the passing of his grandfather, so he can pursue his dreams of becoming a detective like Dick Tracy. Things fall into place really well (almost too easily). He gains friends, a business and success with his new venture despite those who were vocal in saying he didn’t have what it took.
Overall, I thought this was an easy to read and follow book. I was a bit bewildered that Trueman made a machine to calculate crime – this gave the book a slightly unreal edge. Other than that Truemans character, mannerisms and the way he logically does things made for interesting reading. This has some unseen twists which compliment the storyline well.
Trueman Bradley is a genius detective with a difference, he has Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Trueman leaves his hometown of Heartville, Illinois, and arrives in New York City, hoping to fulfil his dream of becoming a private detective, like his comic book heroes. He is soon told that a guy with AS could not possibly succeed as a detective. Undeterred, Trueman uses his exceptional mathematical skills to invent a crime-fighting equation, and with the help of his new friends and some amazing inventions, sets out to test his skills against the criminal world of
. He is determined to show the police, his friends, and himself, that a guy with AS can become as good a detective as anyone else, maybe, even, one of the best. "Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective" is a fantasy adventure that will capture the imagination of anyone interested in Asperger's Syndrome. New York
Source – A copy was received in return for an honest review.