IR Verdict: SIMPLE SIMON is a novel about self-discovery. Between the autobiography and his observation about the failings of his faith, Simon discovers the decency within himself and accepts the love of those around him. Reviewed by Ed Bennett for IndieReader.
SILVER SPRING, MD (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
“Simple Simon” (ISBN 1477624996) covers the issues of coming out as homosexual and the dangers of trying to suppress one’s true identity. Author William Poe pulled from his own life experiences to create the powerful, fictional work.
"Though a work of fiction, the autobiographical SIMPLE SIMON by William Poe is an honest, wrenching look at what it means to try to cope in a world where you are misunderstood. As a result, its triumphant ending is all the more satisfying to the reader. [the author] made me see his side of the story and feel his emotions [the author] sets out to encourage others in his situation, and in similar situations . . . with this book, he succeeds . . . anyone reading SIMPLE SIMON will learn much, and will find the time well spent." -- Judge, 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.