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I had picked up this book several times in book shops but always put it back thinking it sounded a bit fluffy! Having read good reviews here I entered and won a copy and was so glad I did! So much better than I expected and really enjoyed it. Lighthearted but sensitive too.Read moreLess
I absolutely loved this book. Read it camping last summer - laughed so much but also really felt compassion for him. Book group then read it and really enjoyed it too. Great sense of irony as the story develops.Read moreLess
Not a book i would usually choose, but I found it enjoyable, funny but also quite frustrating in parts, sometimes I just wanted to shake Don and other times I wanted to hug him.
The story has a great mix of emotions is very funny and quite endearing.Read moreLess
"Feel good without trivialising the subject…"
I'd read the reviews when The Rosie Project first came out and it was on my list to read, so I was lucky to win a copy in the giveaway. I took it with me when I went to stay with my mother for a couple of days; she's in her nineties, with Alzheimers, and goes to bed at about half past eight. With no internet I really need a good but light-hearted read to keep me amused in the evenings and this was perfect.
As most people will know by now, it's about a man with Aspergers and his quest to find a mate. It's very funny but you don't feel you're laughing AT Don - the humour arises from the people he interacts with and their reactions to him. I know it's old-fashioned but I prefer novels where you can empathise or at least sympathise with the characters, and anyone with the slightest hint of geek will identify with Don to some extent.
Now I'm looking forward to the sequel...Read moreLess
A fantastically funny book about Don Tillman, a genetics Professor in his quest to find a wife.
As Don, the protagonist narrates his story, it becomes apparent that he has high functioning autism, but the book is written with a sympathetic, and understanding manner, and his antics have real belly laughing moments.
The Rosie Project would brighten the dullest day, and the foulest of moods.Read moreLess
"I smiled all the way through…"
There was positive feedback all over the MN fiction board for this novel, so eventually I caved in and bought it.
Best. Decision. Ever.
The narrator is looking for love. He is very particular and not very flexible in his thing, to say the least. But good grief his lack of insight into how other people perceive him is beautifully written, quite subtle and very fun to read.
This is the only novel I have finished this year, so far, but I smiled the whole time I was reading it and would love to see a sequel.
I'd recommend it to people who enjoyed the Adrian Mole books, great for a holiday read, and perhaps a lesson there for very picky people looking the 'The One' !Read moreLess
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