The Rosie Project: Don Tillman 1
By Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday…
Don Tillman has got his love life planned out. He knows exactly who he wants, but is it who he needs?
Love isn’t an exact science – but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don’s never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’ – throwing Don’s safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he’s feeling?
This book got mixed reviews, some members of the group really enjoyed it, some didn't. The consensus was that it was an easy read though and involved interesting characters.
Our book group recently read and reviewed The Rosie Project. It was universally loved! Here are a couple of the comments:
"Loved this book! Gentle, undemanding, funny, with comic genius exposed at times. We're all dipping our toes in the waters of socially inept, some of us just wade in a little further.."
"It was a gentle, undemanding read which nevertheless maintained my interest from beginning to end. Both the main characters, Rosie & Dan, sought one thing and found another. The author succeeded in making us care about the fate of the characters whilst also making it, in parts, a very funny read. I especially enjoyed Dan's contretemps with the bouncer outside the restaurant.
All the strand of the story were neatly tied up at the end , heartwarming and uplifting."
Fictional story about a man who tries to find a wife by designing a questionnaire. I thought it was a very funny story, I would recommend it.
what a special book. It was so funny I passed it on to my daughter who doesn't read a lot and she is loving it.
I teach some students with aspergers and it was good to get an insiders view of how the mind works in some people.
Just love Don Tillman! Such an autistic, unique, loveable character, you just will him to find someone to love him they way he is despite his social inadequacies. So light hearted, especially after reading I Am Pilgrim! Would recommend to anyone after an uplifting easy read.
It took a little bit of getting into but I did enjoy this book which is not normally something I would choose to read. I was quite interested in the two main characters and wanted to see how things would work out. I would recommend this book - it had an interesting story and the characters were likeable.
Very funny made me laugh out loud!
Don Tillman is a 39 geneticist, Don's looking for a wife but has never been on a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - the world's most incompatible woman- throwing Don's safe ordered life into chaos.