Thursday, October 17, 2013

Review: The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a delightful, funny and witty novel about a man whose been highly successful in his studies and in his work, but not in his social life. Professor Don Tillman cannot seem to connect with the rest of the world unless he's deep into an intellectual conversation with them. His only friend Gene and Gene's wife are ready to help Don get to the next level with The Wife Project.

However, because of Don's high standards, The Wife Project seems a little too narrow to find the perfect woman for him. He doesn't need to look very far, though, because the right women seems to walk into his life at the right time. Rosie, a psychology PhD candidate, wants to know who her real father is and comes to Don for his genetic knowledge. What transpires is a raw, but often hilarious, journey through genetics, friendship and what constitutes as love.

Although I wouldn't categorize this book as a strictly romantic novel, it does have all the elements you would want from a fun romance/comedy. I couldn't put the book down simply because I needed to know what was going to happen to poor Don next. It was refreshing to see a story that felt real and didn't seem forced when it comes to the conventional ideas of love.

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