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Ellinor's Litventures

This blog is about my literary adventures in different genres. I like variety in my reading and will read books from most genres but particulary book with some literary merit.

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

The Rosie-Project is an absolutely funny and lovable book. I was drwan into the story from the very first page and could hardly put the book down.

Don Tillman is a professor for genetics, an undiagnosed Aspergers - and in search of a wife. Knowing about his problems with women he works out a questionnaire all possible candidates have to answer. Don has a very specific idea what his future wife has to be like: always on time, a non-smoker, no vegetarion, very organized.

In walks Rosie - the absolute opposite to everything Don is looking for.

The story is told from Don's perspective which gives it a very special tone: Don describes everything just as it is, never uses any emotions in his decisions and only does things that seem logical to him. To other persons (and also to the reader) Don't behaviour often seems very strange but also very funny. But through Don's thought you get to see the logic behind everything and somehow it doesn't seem so strange anymore. Don is actually a very lovable character even though he has many annoying traits.

I highly recommend The Rosie-Project to anyone who is looking for a fun, light read. Even if you normally aren't into funny, light reads this book might just be the thing for you.