Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
This is the first novel for this writer, and I absolutely loved it. The main character, Don Tillman, is a professor of genetics and is incredibly smart, but he has absolutely NO social skills. He is crazy rigid in his daily life and is really uncomfortable around people, so it is hard for him to make friends. He is nice looking and makes a good living, but dating is difficult because women don't understand him so he never gets a second date. Also, he can cook, but with his disorder he makes the same 7 dishes over and over and over again. He's just so awkward women can't get past it. Don does have two friends, a husband and wife, who know him and love him for who he is. The wife is a psychologist so she spends a lot of time trying to figure Don out. Don decides it is time to find a wife, so he creates a questionnaire and calls it "The Wife Project" - This leads Don into the beginning of the rest of his life. A very sweet love story that brings to light a personality type that is not easy to understand. I feel that I learned something that could be useful in real life, and I am so happy that I read this book!