Very seldom do I finish a book and want to start it all over again because it is so good. The Rosie Project is one of those. The character of Don is just so lovable, in spite of the fact that he has such poor social skills that almost every word he says is so honest that he comes across as rude and unfeeling. All the situations he finds himself made me laugh out loud. I have known a number of people who are so much like him. This is labelled as a romantic comedy, but it is more like a romance for people who don't read romance novels.
Iceland is not just the setting for this book, but seems like an additional character. The author creates such a realistic portrait of life in early nineteenth century Iceland, and the character of Agnes. I kept hoping that the story would turn out well, but we knew the outcome from the very beginning. This felt like a murder mystery, but we already knew who had done it, but not why or how it happened until the very end. i would highly recommend this book.
This started a little slow for me, but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. This novel, based on the true story of the last person executed for murder in Island in 1829 for the murder of her employer and lover. Agnes Magnúsdøttir is sent to live with a local family until her execution and becomes a part of the family. The descriptions of the landscape and life of Iceland made me want to go and visit and Iceland almost becomes another character in the story.