Oh, boy! That 'however' is pivotal here. There was just something in the dry and 'this is how I see it, so why don't the rest of you do so, too?' he was prone to that made most every single he'd encounter hilarious.
Three things I enjoyed. That emotion need not be spelled; despite his being different, these are all evident in his interaction with Gene and Claudia then later Rosie. 'An inability to empathise is not the same as an inability to love.' A Gregory Peck comparison! (He used Finch; but my first love is him as Joe Bradley. Hello, Roman Holiday!) And finally, this book making me want to watch some Sheldon.