Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

 

I really, really, really enjoyed this book. The story was good enough, a man looking for a wife in a very efficient way – by coming up with a survey and trying to circulate it to as many women as possible. He then meets a woman who fails his survey many times over, despite never filling it out but they stay in contact while he helps her with a special mission she’s on. Not terribly original but original enough in it’s own way. What really got me hooked and made me love it was the fact that it was written from the perspective of the man, who is an undiagnosed autistic. The fact that he’s different, but doesn’t know that it can be easily explained by his autism. I loved the way that he thinks and rationalizes situations, the things he doesn’t quite understand, and the things that he sees more clearly than most people. It’s not often I read a book with a fresh and intriguing point of view so I enjoyed it for being different almost as much as I enjoyed it for how well-written it was, and how much I ended up liking the main character.

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