What I’m Reading: The Rosie Project

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What I'm Reading

From Goodreads.com:
An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

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.

My review:
I think anyone who loves the Big Bang Theory and Sheldon Cooper would love this book. I couldn’t help but compare Don Tillman and Sheldon as their mannerisms are so unbelievably similar.

I found The Rosie Project to be a very amusing book, and very thought provoking as well. Don lives with Asberger syndrome, and while he struggles in social situations, he his a brilliant geneticist and his passion for his projects is astounding. He goes through life with a strict schedule, until he begins his “project” to find a suitable wife. Enter Rosie, who has a project of her own she’d like Don’s help with. This ultimately puts the Wife Project on the back burner and throws Don’s clockwork schedule out the window.

Normally when I read books and there’s a character that just doesn’t “get” what’s going on, it angers me, but in the case of The Rosie Project for some reason, I felt more compassion towards Don. Perhaps it was because it was let known that he has Asberger’s. I enjoyed reading about his personal quirks and “matter of fact” thinking.

Overall, I give The Rosie Project 4 stars out of 5. I really found myself cheering for the character’s of the book, and I would definitely recommend it!

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