"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
The Rosie Project has been highly praised by many readers and I have been curious to read about a professor with Asperger’s finding a perfect wife. While I enjoyed this book I had been a little bit disappointed with it. It is not really the book’s fault. My own expectations misled me.
I was hoping for a funny, entertaining read in which the quirks of a person with Asperger’s collide with the socially more accepted behavior of Rosie. Instead it seemed so easy for Don to change his behavior according to the social norm just because he wanted to impress Rosie. Now I am by no means an expert for Asperger’s. I only know the little things you pick up here and there, but if it would be so easy for people with Asperger’s to change according the society’s wishes why are they not all doing it?
The part of the story I really liked was the search for Rosie’s father. It was interesting and funny most times. I was glad it took up such a big part of the book.
I am not sure yet, if I want to continue with The Rosie Effect. I heard some very mixed reviews about it and since I already was not the biggest fan of their relationship in this book, I am not sure I want to read more about Don and Rosie. I guess I wanted and expected a funnier version of the movie “Adam” (which I highly recommend by the way) and was led down by my own expectations in the end.