The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
155
3
2
 …
Rate this:
Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476729091
1476729093
9781476729084
1476729085
Branch Call Number: FICTION SIMSION GRAEME
Characteristics: 295 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
MelissaYAReader
Jul 24, 2017

This was a fun laugh out loud book. Don reminded me of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. He is highly intelligent, but socially inept. He decides to start the "Wife Project" by having potential wives fill out a questionnaire, but along the way he gets sidetracked into helping Rosie find her biological father. Very humorous, but the pacing is a bit slow at points and somewhat predictable. Fun and entertaining.

m
mammothhawk229e
Jun 10, 2017

Why haven't Hollywood knocking author's door on LOL book?

l
Lady_Readsalot
Jun 07, 2017

I loved this book. It took a few chapters to get into the rhythm, but after that I couldn't put it down. Funny, poignant, great for anyone who's had an Aspie in their life. More introspective than I expected, just the right balance between funny, dramatic, and heartwarming. Looking forward to the sequel!

2
20005008435435c
May 08, 2017

looking forward to reading this book

s
sgcf
Mar 30, 2017

This book qualifies as an entertaining light summer read and I giggled my way through the exceedingly compulsive perspective of the main character, who likely has Asperger’s but doesn’t realize it, as he searches for a wife.

DBRL_KrisA Feb 27, 2017

Definitely mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, for what it is - a romantic comedy about a man with (undiagnosed) Asperger Syndrome and his project to find the perfect mate - it's very well written. It's fun, at times funny, and romantic in places.
On the other hand, it often feels like Don's autism is used solely as a vehicle for comedy. And, while I'm not an expert in the subject, I question some of the information shared. Don feels the need to follow a strict routine; any deviation from the schedule causes him extreme discomfort (typical among those with autism). But the author implies that, with just a little effort, schedules and routines can be broken without any lasting repercussions. From my (limited) knowledge of Asperger's, I doubt that's the case.
It seems that Simsion had an opportunity here to tell a funny, engaging story, while at the same time giving factual information about autism; it appears (at least to me) that he didn't manage to do that.

mygirls Feb 19, 2017

Laughed lots, great story reminds me of an Aussie version of Sheldon Cooper

l
lola_jane
Dec 05, 2016

Laugh-out-loud funny! I was rooting Don on while at the same time shaking my head at his antics. Definitely a feel-good read.

c
caseyelford
Nov 29, 2016

a great read!

DBRL_KatSU Nov 18, 2016

This book promised a lot, and it completely delivered! I picked this title because I needed a little pick-me-up, and a story about an overly logical geneticist who determines that he would like to solve The Wife Problem (he would make a good husband, but has little interest in dating), so proceeds in creating a 16-page questionnaire for potential ladies seemed to fit the bill. I had a laugh-out-loud, stop-everything-I-need-to-read-this-out-loud-to-you moment in the first 10 pages. Don Tillman is a wonderfully fleshed out character, and I adored reading his quite logical reasoning for his everyday decisions, especially his Standardized Meal System. In the style of a 90’s RomCom, Rosie is Don’s perfect opposite, and their blooming relationship was such an uplifting story. Like many readers, I love Don, and I’m super excited to read more of his and Rosie’s story in “The Rosie Effect.”

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote

n
navdamme
Jul 25, 2017

"'Do you find me attractive?'...'I haven't really noticed', I told the most beautiful woman in the world."

SPL_STARR Jun 16, 2015

"I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem."

c
CrochetCat374
Jun 03, 2015

"…it dawned on me that I had not designed the questionnaire to find a woman I could accept but to find someone who might accept me."

Summary

Add a Summary

s
salsaladybug
Jul 16, 2014

Very enjoyable and hilarious reading!

siammarino Dec 31, 2013

Professor Don Tillman initiates the Wife Project to find himself a compatible partner, and he ends up with Rosie, who he had ruled out as patently unsuitable. Author Graeme Simsion, an Australian, teaches us many things: love can make you do irrational things, and you don't find love-it finds you. He also illustrated the Bible lesson, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Loved this quirky book.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SCCLD

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top