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Book Review #21: The Rosie Project

Updated: Sep 20, 2021

"The Rosie Project"

by Graeme Simsion

Publisher: Penguin

Pages: 368

One word review: Exhilarating!

Did you know?

Two brown-eyed parents can give birth to a blue-eyed baby.

The Rosie Project is a hilarious rom-com that blows your mind away with just few pages into the book. I came across this book from one of the articles wherein Bill Gates had recommended books to read. So, without any second thoughts I purchased this book. Usually for a novel, I read one chapter every day. Two or three pages into this book I was laughing out loud and could not resist moving forward. The story was absolutely comical and well-written.

Favorite Lines from the Book:

If you really love someone, you have to be prepared to accept them as they are. Maybe you hope that one day they get a wake-up call and make the changes for their own reasons.

Well defined characters are the highlighting aspects of this story and the interactions between them never fall short of humor. There are many instances where I literally laughed aloud and there are many sequences wherein as a reader I imagined the scene and found it entertaining similar to watching a comedy movie. This is what a good book does to you - it not only makes you engrossed in it and make you read continuously, but also to imagine what you read.

You can’t go through life not listening to music.

Furthermore, we are introduced to the world of protagonist through his very own perspective and he is someone whom we have always rolled our eyes on. The explication of the protagonist's mannerism and diurnal activities were absolutely riveting. I personally was able to connect to the character because I am such a kind, a rare specimen. And seeing such a character's point of view was amusing to read.

How can you tell if someone is a vegan? Just wait ten minutes and they’ll tell you.

The Rosie Project is comical, amusing, and entertaining. I am sure everyone will find it humorous and feel very happy after reading this book. I strongly recommend to people who are beginning to read or brushing up their reading habit after a long pause. If you purchase this book and you really liked the story, then there's a good news for you. The book has two sequels, The Rosie Effect and The Rosie Result.

Verdict: Just order the book already!

Checkout the Video Review of the book in MWM channel

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