The Don Tillman Series: Book 1 – The Rosie Project – By Graeme Simsion

Hey Robert,

Just a quick review of a “lad lit” novel I read on Saturday. Well I listened to it but same thing.


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Series: The Don Tillman Series; Book 1
Author: Graeme Simsion
Genre: Romance, Lad Lit
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: Austraila, modern, no-mag
Synopsis: A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, genetics professor Don Tillman has given up on love, until a chance encounter gives him an idea.
He will design a questionnaire – a 16-page, scientifically researched questionnaire – to uncover the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent, strangely beguiling, and looking for her biological father – a search that a DNA expert might just be able to help her with.
Recommendation: For some reason, this book made me really happy. I loved it. I

The Rosie Project introduces you to its main character Don Tillman and his romantic co-star Rosie in the synopsis and those are the only two people you really need to know about. Don is hilarious because he definitely is somewhere on the Autism spectrum. He is just trying to fit in but doesn’t think in the same way as everyone else. He also misses many social cues. Rosie, on the other hand, is very social even so far are being a barmaid. I feel that they are both really well written and the chemistry they share is real and interesting.

The setting is not interesting. Most things happen in some Australian city I’ve never heard of and primarily on a college campus. Nothing new to report. Even the descriptions of the scenes are often sparing on detail.

This is a story of slowly falling in love and asks the question what is love. It isn’t hurried or rushed. Are there stunning plot twists? No. But it is still a fun story and well told.

Everything considered just a fun afternoon read.



The Don Tillman Series: Book 1 – The Rosie Project – By Graeme Simsion

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