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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
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really liked it

A lot of buzz has surrounded this book and after reading it, I am not surprised. The hero Don Tillman is a professor of genetics in Melbourne, an Asperger’s sufferer and one of the quirkiest and most loveable characters I have met in years.

He wakes one morning to realise he is going to get married, but he just doesn’t know who to. Thus begins the Wife Project, complete with a 16-page questionnaire to canvas potential candidates. Don is a stickler for routine and doesn’t quite fit in with “normal society”. At times I was laughing and at other times, found it quite sad.

When Rosie comes along on a quest to find her “real” father, Don offers to help (though he’s not sure why) and finds himself having to cope with her tardiness, smoking and general unacceptable traits as a potential candidate for the Wife Project. But as the book concludes, you don’t find love: love finds you.

This is a great read and highly recommended. There are many topics covered in the novel and to see the world as an Asperger’s sufferer might see it is both challenging and educational.
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Reading Progress

April 6, 2013 – Shelved
April 17, 2013 – Started Reading
April 21, 2013 – Finished Reading

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