Book Review: The Rosie Project

This book was a gift and probably not one that I would have picked for myself. I was pleasantly surprised by
what it ended up being.
The narrator, Don, has decided to try to find a more efficient way of finding a wife than the normal dating scene. He creates the Wife Project, a set of questions & criteria to find a suitable wife. Along his journey, he meets Rosie who was on a quest to find her biological father, the Father Project.
This novel is something different than anything I’ve read. It’s a first person narrative of a gentleman who is a geneticist at a university. He is very set in his ways: maintaining habits, patterns and routine. To get a better sense of the character, think or Big Bang’s Sheldon, exchange physics for genetics, remove his roommate and friends, add a pervy older mentor/friend and there you have it. Don’s Rosie would be the equivalent to Sheldon’s Penny: his opposite but who turns his world upside down, pushing the limits on his routine life.
The story itself did not have me sitting on the edge of my seat but it was a pleasant read. If you’re looking for a bit of a different read with a sense of familiarity, give this book a try.

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