The Rosie Project: A Book Review


Author: Graeme Simsion

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Published on: October 2013

Genre: Adult Fiction, Romantic comedy

Synposis (via Goodreads):

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

Okay, So you guys love this guy?

Well, I do! And he’s the reason why I got curious with this book and decided to include it on my April TBR. They say the protagonist is similar to Sheldon Cooper. Since I love Sheldon and his uniqueness, I got excited with this book. But let’s not start comparing Sheldon Cooper to Don Tillman because that wouldn’t be right.

So I expected humor, highly logical arguments, conclusions deduced only when there are supporting evidences, social misfortunes and all those that you’d expect from a character that is like Sheldon. Fortunately, it was not a disappointment because these things were present.

Most of the time I enjoyed reading it, I just didn’t find it hilarious enough like the thing where you laugh out loud and cause your own public humiliation. Yeah! that was the kind of humor I was expecting with this book and also I was looking for something light and fun. Maybe I was just too exposed with Sheldon 😀 Also, maybe it was just not the book for me. It was okay but not really that good FOR ME! But humor was just a part of this book, I mean, it’s not what this book is all about.  On a more serious note, it touches Asperger’s syndrome and LOVE (HA!) Anyways, there’s a sequel to this book, The Rosie Effect, so maybe I’ll still pick that one up just to know what happens.

I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars on goodreads!

Yeah that’s it! 😀 If you have read this, I’d like to know what your thoughts were so just comment it down below!

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