The Rosie Project takes is a book full of comedy. Don Tillman, a Geneticist, has Asperger Syndrome but doesn’t realise it; cue many funny situations starting with him delivering a talk for his friend Gene. Don decides he’d like a girlfriend and after failing to come up with a solution to finding the perfect woman, hits upon the idea of producing a survey to weed out incompatible women. During the project he meets Rosie. Rosie fails to pass the survey but despite this he decides to help her in a quest of her own. The Wife Project is put aside to help Rosie.
Both Don and Rosie are lovely characters and there are plenty of laughs throughout the book as Rosie takes Don out of his comfort zone. This is a light-hearted read which is vastly different to my usual reading matter but I’m so glad I chose it as what I found was a funny, original and uplifting read. Although there is an element of romance I think this book will appeal to both men and women as the well-executed humour provides the foundation to this tale.
I’m sure it won’t be too long before Graeme Simsion’s debut novel is turned into a screenplay.
I received a copy of this book to review from Amazon Vine.
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- 10 reasons why you should read The Rosie Project. (bookishdubai.wordpress.com)
- The Rosie Project (megzedd.wordpress.com)
- A Q&A with Graeme Simsion, author of ‘The Rosie Project’ (thepenguinblog.typepad.com)