Friday, November 8, 2019

The Rosie Project

Book: The Rosie Project
Series: Don Tillman #1
Author: Graeme Simsion

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.

The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.-Goodreads

Review: Don Tillman is a professor of genetics with Asperger's who is on the hunt to find a wife. Don is an acquired taste. Like Eleanor Oliphant (Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine) and Ove (A Man Called Ove), I was hoping to stick by Don and find myself loving him and his antics by the end. Unfortunately, while I liked the book just fine, I didn't laugh and I didn't fall in love with Don and Rosie. 

Grade: 3/5

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