Hey, my loves!
How are you doing? Good, not so good, meh?
ANYWAY I decided to review The Rosie Project because it’s not the most popular book, but it’s so…. You’ll read that later this post 😉
What’s it about?
Don Tillman is a socially challenged genetics professor who’s decided the time has come to find a wife. His questionnaire is intended to weed out anyone who’s unsuitable. The trouble is, Don has rather high standards and doesn’t really do flexible so, despite lots of takers, he’s not having much success in identifying The One. When Rosie Jarman comes to his office, Don assumes it’s to apply for the Wife Project – and duly discounts her on the grounds she smokes, drinks, doesn’t eat meat, and is incapable of punctuality. However, Rosie has no interest in becoming Mrs Tillman and is actually there to enlist Don’s assistance in a professional capacity: to help her find her biological father.
I think The Rosie Project touches on well, touchy subjects like autism, relationships and getting out of your comfort zone. I love Don as a person and think he is so intelligent yet so awkward. That’s where Rosie comes in. Rosie works at a bar, drinks, is a vegetarian and basically everything Don doesn’t want in a women. Also, she’s a feminist. Rosie despises being treated differently because of her gender and I love her for that. What often happens in books is that the male is the stronger one but in The Rosie Project he (eventually) treats her equally. I love that! A character I didn’t really like was Don’s best friend who just uses women for sex for his “experiment.” The man is married to a really lovely woman called . who also tends to help Don a lot through the story, but she and him have an open marriage. I’m personally not a fan of those but hey, that’s just me. Don is a sweetheart, by the way. Even though he’s socially not the most handy person, he sure tries to. Don is ridiculously intelligent but he doesn’t brag about it or shows it off. Sure he talks posh. Sure he gors on and on about something he has a lot of knowledge about. But he’s just being him and I think that’s Rosie really validates, too. SPOILER. My heart melted when he asked her to marry him. My heart melted when they were in New York and they kissed. I also laughed a lot and sometimes fell so ashamed for him. You know, when you’re like “OH MY GOD WHY DID YOU DO THAT” and hysterically read further.
So over all yes, I do think this is a great book and truly and easy read. It is 300-something pages book full of fun.