The Rosie Project

Title: The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Translator: Dharmawati
Gramedia, 2015
372 pages

The debut work of Australian author, Graeme Simsion. The Rosie Project was released in 2013 and got a big success up until today. Even the sequel The Rosie Effect has been released in 2014. 

A romance about a genetics professor, Don Tillman, nearly 40 but have never had any second date with a woman. Although very smart but Don is not too good to deal with people particularly women. Very common. Genius is hard to understand. Moreover Don also suffers of Asperger syndrome (an autism disorder that make the affected children and adults having difficulty in social interactions).

With a friend's help, Don starts a wife project, a long questionnaire is involved, designed to select those who meet his criteria. When the unsuitable Rosie comes, everything changes. It turns out that Rosie becomes a big part of Don's life.

Sound too cliche? Yes, actually all is predictable.  No twist or something that make readers curious to find out more. It's just a simple book. Perhaps this book is suitable to accompany you during the flight but that's it, once is more than enough to read it.