A Sheldon Cooper-like man finds true love

Written by
Graeme Simsion in 2013

So you may wonder why on Earth I’ve deviated to reading romantice comedy books. The last few books, The Mirror Empire et al have been pretty heavy, dark, hero saves the world kind of tales. With lots of blood and guts. Therefore, something light and none too serious was required.

Don Tillman is a 39 year old academic with a very rigorously programmed lifestyle, mainly based on efficiency and logic. This means that, aside from his family and one friend, he’s pretty much alone. He decides that he might want to find a partner, and makes a questionnaire to find his ultimate wife.

This, predictably, doesn’t go well. But then, Don meets Rosie, someone who he does not believe is suitable, mainly because of many points of difference, but ultimately falls in love with. Hey, whocouldaknown? This is a romantic comedy book after all.

This is definitely a fun and light hearted read, with the situational humour and many, many of Don’s social faus pas are not deliberate, but extremely timely. In some ways, this is a more believable character than Sheldon Cooper.

If you’re up for a funny read, look no further than The Rosie Project. And don’t worry, normal service shall resume shortly.


Fun romantic comedy story. Much better characters than Big Bang Theory.

Read this if you…

Have read way too many serious books full of death and destruction.

Don’t read this if you…

Are a hipster who is extremely hip.


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