The Rosie Project

Thoughts trpbygs The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, Simon & Schuster 2013, 304 pages

Why? Because it was touted as being a pretty entertaining read and I managed to catch a $1.99 Kindle Book Sale…

First Sentence:  “I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem.”

What’s it ABOUT? A college professor who likely could be diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome for his awkward social interaction skills and highly regimented order of thinking decides to create a survey tool to find himself a suitable companion aka “wife”. His boss who is a good friend decides to have a little fun and sends him a possible candidate who obviously 1)  is NOT suitable and 2) wouldn’t take the survey if she knew about it. She comes to the prof with a project of her own.

Of course, assumptions happen. Mayhem ensues.

What’s GOOD: Such fun! The characters you want to root for are well-drawn and never let you down. The cads and scalliwags are believable, as well. Despite what one might call a formulaic* structure, it stays fresh and delightful and surprising.

What’s NOT so good: Um… It all seemed to work for me.

FINAL THOUGHTS:  I enjoyed it immensely.

RATING: Five slices of pie.

Other REVIEWS:   Chocolates & Croissants blog calls it ADORABLE, quoting Ti at Book Chatter “it’s a gem!”, and here’s a thoroughly descriptive and enjoyable review at Write Meg!


* RomCom formula:  boy and girl totally unworkable and at odds, end up falling in love. 


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15 thoughts on “The Rosie Project

  1. It was a lot of fun. I am reading another one now that is fun too, but also a little sad if you think about it too much, Where’d You Go Bernadette?”

  2. I keep seeing this one reviewed and it sounds like such a fun entertaining read – also reminds me of that movie wasn’t Eddie Murphy in it and played a professor? ack! I can’t think of the name of it ~ but it was hilarious as well!

  3. Yay! I just got this on my Kindle, and I’m so glad that so many people seem to love it. Not sure when I will actually get around to reading it, but I’m sure I will enjoy it when I do 🙂

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