Book Review:The Rosie Project

Book Number two of this years book reviews is Graeme Samson’s The Rosie Project.  The blurb reads:

Love isn’t an exact science – but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don’s never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’ – throwing Don’s safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he’s feeling?

I read the first chapter hearing Don Tillman with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock – strange but true!  Don Tillman see’s everything in a very logical, organised way making him incredibly socially awkward.  He starts The Wife Project as a way of finding his life partner after conventional methods don’t seem to work for him.  A chance meeting with Rosie however puts The Wife Project to one side as he works to help with her own problems.

I loved this book.  I loved how honest Don is with everyone, even if it did mean he struggled to make and keep friends.  This book showed how love and life is not easy for everyone, but how people persevere, no matter how difficult it is for them.

Read this book!

Rating: 4 and half stars out of 5

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