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The Rosie Project: A Novel Paperback – June 3, 2014
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2013: Full of heart and humor, Simsion’s debut novel about a fussy, socially-challenged man’s search for the perfect wife is smart, breezy, quirky, and fun. Sure, it’s the precise equivalent of a well-crafted romantic comedy. (In fact, the book was clearly written with the big-screen in mind, and the film rights have already been sold). But you’d have to be a pretty cynical reader not to fall for Don Tillman, a handsome genetics professor who has crafted a pathologically micromanaged life for himself but can’t seem to score a second date. After launching his Wife Project, which includes a hilarious questionnaire intended to weed out imperfect candidates--smokers, makeup wearers, vegans (“incredibly annoying”)--Don meets Rosie, a stunning, maddeningly disorganized bartender/student who’s looking for her biological father. The reader knows just where the story is headed: Rosie’s so wrong for Don, she’s perfect. That’s not giving anything away. Half the fun of the book is watching pent-up, Asperger’s-afflicted Don break free, thanks to Rosie, from his precisely controlled, annoyingly sensible, and largely humorless lifestyle. By the final third, you’re cheering for Don to shatter all his rules. And you’re casting the film. --Neal Thompson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
*Starred Review* Genetics professor Don Tillman’s ordered, predictable life is thrown into chaos when love enters the equation in this immensely enjoyable novel. Never good with social cues, Don explains his difficulty empathizing with others, which he forthrightly says is a defining symptom of the autism spectrum, as a result of his brain simply being wired differently. Diagnosis is not the issue here, as the reader is rooting for Don as he searches for ways to fit in. With his fortieth birthday approaching, he designs a questionnaire to find a compatible female life partner using his overriding devotion to logic. But he finds his quest competing with the request of a woman to discover the identity of her biological father. The protagonist is passingly similar to that of Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003), but Simsion’s first novel is not as dark, focusing instead on the humor and significance of what makes us human. Don is used to causing amusement or consternation in others, but as his self-awareness and understanding grow, so do his efforts to behave more appropriately. Determined and unintentionally sweet, Don embarks on an optimistic and redemptive journey. Funny, touching, and hard to put down, The Rosie Project is certain to entertain even as readers delve into deep themes. For a book about a logic-based quest for love, it has a lot of heart. --Bridget Thoreson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Don Tillman is a 39 years-old man, he's an university professor and has PhD in genetics, is extremely intelligent, socially awkward, has a structured life where his daily activities are scheduled, he's an efficient person and his thinking is very logical. And one day Don decides to marry because there are statistics that married men live longer, so he decides to carry out The Wife Project, which he makes a questionnaire which specifies all the qualities he expects on his wife and for this he enlists the help of his boss and best friend Gene and his wife Claudia, which guide him on his project. And once all is sort out in The Wife Project, Don has some very funny dates, besides posting on several dating sites. And it's during this time that Don meets Rosie, a 30-year-old woman, she doesn't fit into what he expects of a wife, but Don decides to help her to search for her biological father, which makes the two starting to spend some time together and having some very entertaining and humorous situations as they try to discover whom is Rosie's biological father.
The story is told from the point of view of Don. I loved his character! He's funny, and his whole life consists of projects because he likes to plan everything, he's very practical, accurate and literal person, but I was sad that he's used to people laughing at him. I could not help comparing him with Sheldon Copper from the TV show - The Big Bang Theory.
The Rosie Project is an amazing book that you cannot miss it!, it's hilarious, witty, poignant, romantic (in a very peculiar way) and with very interesting twits on the plot. I highly recommend it. I LOVED IT !!
For one thing, Don is eccentric and I love that. For another he as Asperger Syndrome and how often does one come across the main character with that? Let alone one who decided it is time to find a wife which he goes about in an eccentric manner.
While the book is humorously written, it also deals with some serious stuff. I really want to read the next one in the series.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Quote: “How can you tell if someone is a vegan? Just wait ten minutes and they’ll tell you.”
I found The Rosie Project hilarious. It reminded me of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, since the protagonist also has Asperger's Syndrome.
I did not have so much fun reading a book since I read The Wanton Life of My Friend Dave by Tristan Wood.
When I read the book synopsis I was under the impression that the book involved robots (I tend to have weird synapses, what can I say?). It turned out that it didn’t, though you could still maintain that impression if you just focus on Don Tillman’s social skills and interactions. He’s level of sociability is Tarzan (yeah, the “me Tarzan, you Jane” kind of style).
What makes this book interesting is the main character Don Tillman, otherwise it would be just a plain romantic comedy. He his brutally honest (though he improves his deception abilities as the book progresses and he gains… well, humanity) and very efficient. His life is all scheduled and he hasn’t got a drop of spontaneity in his body. Well, at least until Rosie shows up in his life--of course the storyline is predictable! But it isn’t less fun for that!--and turns it upside down. The thing is that it’s all of Don’s predictability, with his schedules and timed tasks, that makes him unpredictable and, to me, that’s where the originality of this story lies.
Another thing that I liked very much in this book is the enormous amount of information that it delivers. You learn a lot of things by reading this book. It’s full of useful information and interesting facts that are very well displayed and used to build the main character’s personality.
I read in several reviews that this was chick lit, but I do not agree. I think this is the kind of book that both men and women would enjoy reading. This is a light romantic comedy. It’s fun, well structured, and well written. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good laugh and something different and original.