Monday, March 16, 2015

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

I enjoyed this book, it was an extended story of a character like Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory television show.  Don is a genetics professor who is seeking the perfect mate by developing a questionnaire to identify her.  Instead, he runs into Rosie, a PhD student his lecherous friend sends to his office and Don mistakes as someone who fit the questions.

Rosie is everything Don thinks he doesn't want.  She smokes, she's impulsive, she drinks to much, she's outspoken.  She's also looking for her "real" father and they come together to test the DNA of all the candidates that were at her dead mother's college graduation party.

It's obvious to the reader that Don, like a group of kids and parent he lectures to help out his friend, is on the autistic continuum, although Don fails to realize this himself.  His misinterpretations of human interaction are funny and sad at the same time.

There's a message here about being an individual and accepting yourself in order to be accepting of others.  And there's laugh out loud moments too.

Published: 2013  Read: March 2015  Genre: Fiction

ISBN:3 1740 08616 9103

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