Saturday, December 6, 2014

Review of "The Rosie Project"

The Rosie Project By Graeme Simsion 

Stars: 4 
Source: Purchased 

Can someone whose never been on a second date, someone who is socially awkward and can count all of his friend on on hand, ever be capable of feeling love? 

That's what Don Tillman a professor of genetics has set out to prove or to disprove. 

"The Wife Project" has become Don's mission, he enlists the help of his best friend Gene and Gene's wife Claudia to help him with the social aspects of dating and he creates a questionnaire for women he might potentially be interested in to fill out, thus eliminated the wasted time he would have spent on someone who down the road revels that they are a smoker or only like one flavor of ice cream. 

However finding a wife that meets all of Don's requirements is proving to be more of a challenge than previously anticipated. 

When Don meets Rosie, a feisty redhead who works as a barmaid and who has her own mission "The Wife Project" suddenly takes the back burner, replaced by "The Father Project". 

While helping Rosie find the true identity of her father Don begins to have feelings for her that he doesn't quite understand. He can't be falling for her, she's a smoker for heavens sake, but none the less when it's time to part ways Don isn't ready to say goodbye. 

I really enjoyed this book, it was so different from other books that I've read. Don had such a unique voice and when the book ended I immediately missed it. 

I loved his schedules and rituals and how Rosie pulled him outside of his comfort zone without  trying to change him or make him feel like he didn't belong unless he conformed. 

While I'm not an expert on The Big Bang Theory (as I have only seen a couple episodes) I can see how people who like the show and Sheldon will love this book and it's protagonist. 

"The Rosie Project" is a fun, light, laugh out loud funny, read that I'm sure many people can and do relate to. 

Keep an eye out for my upcoming review of the sequel "The Rosie Effect". 

Until next time, 

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