Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Book Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion


Fiction.  This is a cute and easy quick read by an Australian author, which I personally do not come across that often.  It is charming, witty, and positively hilarious!  I think if you are a fan of the T.V. show "Big Bang Theory" that you will like this: the entire time I was reading all I could picture and hear in my head was Dr. Sheldon Cooper.  

The story is of a 39-year-old man named Don Tillman, who is a genetics professor and lives one of the most organized and rigidly scheduled and calculated lives I have read about in fiction.  At one point his friends cajole him into giving a talk to children with Aspberger syndrome as a glaring hint: "Does this remind you of anybody?"  But of course, he does not get the hint.  He decides one day that he does indeed want a partner for life, but he has been unsuccessful so far because of his comical lack of social skills, so he starts "The Wife Project" to help him weed out unnecessary candidates and save time.  His questionnaire is exceedingly detailed and exceedingly obsessive in detail.  Somehow, which I will not say and ruin the story, he ends up meeting Rosie, a "barmaid," and hilarity ensues.

Ultimately, this completely humorous story revolves around friendship, love, family, and learning to be a little more flexible in life.  It was a quick read and so much fun!  I highly recommend it for a good laugh and a smile!

And so it goes...

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