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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Review: The Rosie Project

In one sentence, I can sum up The Rosie Project it is a story about how opposites attract.  Now, for some specifics on this age old adage...We have two people Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman whose first meeting is filled with misunderstandings.  Don, the protagonist, is a Melbourne college professor, think Raymond Babbit, Rain Man, but with more social graces, and you have a pretty good idea of what Don Tillman is like.  Rosie is the opposite of Don, in pop culture terms she's a real hipster, i.e. an individual with a bohemian lifestyle and mentality.  Their first encounter leads to a riotous first date,  which includes Akikido fighting in a five star restaurant.  With a start like that, can these two people become a couple?  Well, read The Rosie Project to find out.
Simsion has created an extremely entertaining, and well written comedy.  The plot unfolds like a movie. The novel starts with Don's decision to begin the Wife Project, a scientific based project to find him the prefect mate, which leads to Don inadvertently meeting Rosie.  Once Don meets Rosie the Wife Project gets turned on its ear, so to speak.  Don's social faux pas just seem to snowball, and will leave you laughing out loud.  Learn how Don's Wife Project and Rosie's Father Project converge into The Rosie Project . 

If you are looking for a hilarious summer read or just an enjoyable quirky romantic comedy pickup a copy of The Rosie Project.

I would like to thank Penguin Publishers and Edelweiss for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of The Rosie Project .

Simon & Schuster: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

To find out if you are a Rosie or a Don take The Rosie Project Quiz:  I'm a Rosie

Summary Courtesy of Goodreads:
The Rosie Project  by
Don Tillman, 39, a successful but odd genetics prof, designs a questionnaire for his Wife Project: punctual, non-drinker, non-smoker. Rosie, a spontaneous, outspoken barmaid, smokes, curses, and adjusts his clock when he complains about his schedule. Yet an unlikely partnership blooms when Don agrees to help Rosie find her biological father.

Simon & Schuster: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. I love a good romantic comedy and I like the sound of these two characters together.


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