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THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion
By the time I came to read THE ROSIE PROJECT, its reputation was monumental. I knew it was a romantic comedy. I had already heard the premise of the novel. I knew lots of people loved it. I felt like I had already read it. I wondered if knowing so much about the novel would ruin it all, but really, I have to say it didn’t. I loved it.
In terms of reviews, there isn’t much left to say about THE ROSIE PROJECT, and I certainly feel like I am coming to the book very late. But I still wanted to read it. It’s famous and Australian and had a great reputation.
In case, on the off chance you have heard nothing about The Rosie Project, here is a little blurb. Don Tillman is an Australian scientist who has set his mind to finding a wife. With few friends and a terrible dating record, Don sets about formatting a wife questionnaire to find a most suitable wife. He’s a little special when it comes to engaging with others, and if you were ever a teacher like me you will be thinking Aspergers before the end of the first paragraph.
His plans are set off course when he meets Rosie, who doesn’t fit many of Tillman’s criteria, but find her way into his life regardless. As a genetic scientist, Don is in a position to help Rosie look for her genetic father.
Things go well and then things go badly. It’s obvious from their first date that these two will get together, but the journey there really is worth the read. Continue reading