"The Rosie Project," by Graeme Simsion

"The Rosie Project," by Graeme Simsion
A first-date dud, socially awkward and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, genetics professor Don Tillman has given up on love, until a chance encounter gives him an idea.

He will design a questionnaire—a sixteen-page, scientifically researched questionnaire—to uncover the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent, strangely beguiling, and looking for her biological father a search that a DNA expert might just be able to help her with.

This is our book club choice for the month of June, yes I am ahead of the game!!

I am a huge fan of Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory.  I am glad I am as this made it easier to understand Don; as otherwise I would have been a tad confused at his behaviour.

You had to laugh out loud at some of the strange things poor Don does; all what seem to be perfectly normal to him, but to the rest of society, no!  The way he jumped into projects with 110% commitment made you want to hug him and wish why wouldn't other people do that.

It was a fast paced book and at times it left you wanting to have a breather.  I personally would find living with Don exhausting, but Rosie's character is perfectly matched to Don's.  For all his awkwardness Don is human and deep down has the same emotions as we all do; it's just sometimes they are hard to find.

Stars out of 5 : 3.5  I enjoyed to book, but if I had never read it, I wouldn't have missed out.  I enjoy Sheldon better......


  1. Our book club read it last year and really enjoyed it. I literally was laughing out loud during some of the antics. The movie rights have been purchased for this book. I keep picturing which actor would portray Don. Maybe Jim Parsons (Sheldon)? Great quick read!

  2. I liked it - I liked how the reader knew that his actions were socially awkward, but he usually didn't. There is a sequel now!


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