A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, Don Tillman has given up on love. Until a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire—a sixteen-page, scientifically researched questionnaire—to uncover the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver.
Rosie is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent, strangely beguiling. And looking for her biological father—a search that a DNA expert might just be able to help her with.
The Rosie Project is a romantic comedy like no other. It is arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, and it will make you want to drink cocktails.
The Rosie Project
This is my favourite book of the year! I am just about to start reading the second one. I have great confidence that this one will be just as good. A gorgeous and intriguing tale of a socially awkward genetics professor who creates a project in order to find him a wife, and instead of finding a suitable woman he finds true love. Filled with humour and love, this book will leave you feeling bubbly and light.
Reviewed by 30ti
The Rosie Project
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's one of those novels that is light, funny and very addictive. It was truly a delightful read about how you don't go looking for love but love finds you. It's about a man named Don Tillman who is on a quest to find a wife by having a 'Wife Project' which is full of questions for potential wives. He doesn't like people who are late, who smoke or drink too much until he meets Rosie and begins the Rosie Project. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a funny, quirky romantic book. Reviewed by 01cg
This book made me laugh. Not many books can do that. This was a truly delightful book to read and I would never ask for a minute of the time spent reading it back. Made all the more amazing by the fact that it is the first novel of Melbourne writer Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project will rank highly amongst my 2013 reads.Written from a unique perspective, this is one of the few, if not the only, romantic comedies with a male protagonist. And not only male, but autistic.Don Tillman is a brilliant scientist, but a hapless socialist I mean that with no political leanings, Don literally sucks at being social. Rosie is beautiful, smart and nowhere close to what Don sees as a perfect life partner. This book is one of those rare gems that most people could relate to on some level. Does he love me Does she love me Can two people really be destined for one another Is mankind meant for monogamy Can anyone really love This is a beautiful love story. Reviewed by 55st
QBD the bookshop, 31/07/2014