Book Review: The Rosie Project

17 01 2014

<a href="The Rosie ProjectThe Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Don Tillman is a genetic scientist at an Australian university. Despite his academic brilliance – and very structured life, he struggles with social interactions (may even resemble those with Asperger’s Syndrom). He has had troubles in the dating world, so decides to develop an inventory to find a suitable wife. One of his friends sends him Rosie to consider. Her personality is completely contrary to most of the items on the inventory. While eliminated from the “Wife Project” – Don agrees to assist her with a genetic search to find her real father. In the process, she dismantles his highly refined structures and makes him rethink his approach to everything.

Loved this book and it was one of those “read in a day” books. The protagonist, Don Tillman absolutely cracked me up. The dismantling of his over-structured lifestyle by the free-flow Rosie was highly comical. But I think the best parts were when Don went outside himself to use his giftings in ways that made him fit in – and absolutely wowed people. Rosie, too, had her charm and realism that perfectly clashed with Don’s way of doing things. Minor story lines and characters added to the tale.

The engaging plot was not entirely unpredictable, but often the methods to the final ending were. Lots of little quirky things in this book. I laughed through the bulk of it.

I’d actually give it a 4.5 on here if I could. Great fun book that will make you consider the relationships in your own life.

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