Book Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Even though it has been available for three years now, I still see plenty of recommendations online for The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Not wanting to be one to miss out on anything, I, of course, nabbed myself a copy.

Don Tillman is not your ordinary guy. An extremely intelligent professor of genetics, he is more of a Sheldon Cooper than a Joey Tribiani. He has never been on a second date so decides to work on the statistically sound “Wife Project” to prove there is someone out there for everyone. Enter Rosie Jarman, the complete oppostite of Don and, surprise, surprise, they embark on an unlikely relationship.

Just in case you didn’t get it from the sarcasm in the last paragraph, I was not impressed with how predictable this book was. Predictibility wouldn’t have been so much of a problem if the book was as witty and fun-filled as advertised. About halfway through, I found myself reading it just for the sake of it, just to say I had finished this raved about book. The story didn’t pull me in, the characters didn’t pull me in and I would only consider buying the sequel for a knock-off price in a charity shop.

I guess this review is short and sweet, huh? I didn’t hate it, but I really didn’t like it. Admittedly, I am one of the minority so I am open to lovers of this book to tell me where I went wrong.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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