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The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

This was very good.


The main character in this book, Don Tillman,  reminded me of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory.  If you want to read a story about how he would fall in love, from his point of view, this would be the book to read


Don Tillman, a genetics professor, decides it's time he picked a partner in life. So he decides to go about it the same way he does everything else. Scientifically. He comes up with the Wife Project. He attempts to pick his wife using questionnaires  about punctuality, drinking, smoking, intelligence, BMI. Rosie is a girl who, after failing to meet Don's standards, still manages to connect with Don. Rosie has issues of her own. She is trying to find her father who she never knew growing up. Don decides to use his resources as a genetics expert to narrow down and identify her father. Thus the Father Project is born


This story is funny, the bit in the beginning about Asperger's, wherein Don illustrates Asperger's advantages using a crying baby illustration is funny. The story is touching, romantic in an odd way and a has a bit of a mystery to it - always a plus. I really liked the resolution to the Father Project.


Definitely recommend this one.