Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project
By Graeme Simsion
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: May 21st 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1443422665

Narrator Don Tillman 39, Melbourne genetics prof and Gregory Peck lookalike, sets a 16-page questionnaire The Wife Project to find a non-smoker, non-drinker ideal match. But Rosie and her Father Project supersede. The spontaneous always-late smoker-drinker wants to find her biological father. She resets his clock, throws off his schedule, and turns his life topsy-turvy. (Goodreads)

I really really really enjoyed this book! 

I have to say I was immediately drawn into this story by the main character Don, which some people may find a bit odd. I loved how scientific his mind worked and how social normalities didn't come easily to him, it made him such an interesting and unique character, a breath of fresh air. I loved the character development in this story for all of the characters, Don realizing that there are people out there that will love him for him, even if they aren't a "perfect" match, Rosie learning to accept love and deal with her past, even Gene coming to terms with the fact that he was a total dick. Seriously.... Gene's character was a perfect example of the type of man I hate, but even he grew in this story!

The only issue I had with this book was that I found it to be a bit of a slower read, it took me forever to read because I wasn't hanging on to every word, it didn't really excite me as much as I had hoped it would. That being said, I loved the story and the characters and I would definitely recommend this book!


Don's thoughts about everyone else
4/5 Albi Cats

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