It's easy to see why this is a best seller. I enjoyed reading it and I am still enjoying it through this review. Such a complex package wrapped in simple plot line. It should appeal to a range of readers.
The Rosie Project is the age old love story between two unlikely people who don't know or understand their attraction. Then they go through the extremely difficult process of overcoming their preconceptions first trying to changing who they are Then the confusion of what is real and what did you really see in each other. This becomes a comedy of errors where misunderstanding and good intentions abound. Mr. Shakespeare would be delighted. I was delighted.
The book is actually about valuing all people in society for what they can do and not what they appear. In this case the subject, Don is a high functioning autistic or is he. Graeme shows that this supposed disability is not an impediment where their output is valued. He also illustrates the hypocrisy of valuing people's behaviour just because they fit within social norms even pretty poor behaviours.
The scene is set when David gives a lecture to families with autism. This outlines the thesis. We become aware that while Don may seem strange he can be attractive to the opposite sex (and gays). Have fun with the rest of the book
I was a little disappointed with the book club questions as they approach the book in a conventional manner of a disabled person overcoming a deficit.
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