The Rosie Project


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is the story of Don Tillman and his quest to find the perfect wife using an exhaustive questionnaire. Don is an echo of Sheldon, from “The Big Bang Theory”, so I imagine you can see the difficulty in his task (picture a science professor geek with extremely inadequate social skills). Simsion has formed the character of Don with such expertise that we, the reader, come to appreciate and understand him in all his awkwardness.

The underlying theme of the book is that we are all different, yet all the same, all anyone wants is to be loved and valued. Simsion’s skill is in the humour, it moves the story along at an enjoyable pace.

This is one of those books that produce spontaneous laughter if you don’t want to be known as the crazy, laughing, train, person, it‘s probably best to save your reading for home. Option two is you celebrate your inner crazy and let people see the Dustjacket, and, they’ll think what a good book that must be. Think of it as spreading The Rosie Project word. The movie rights have been optioned, and this book will convert fabulously into a film, and I’m buying a ticket.

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