Monday, 19 May 2014

Graeme Simsion|| The Rosie Project Review

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.


Review
This book has floated round the blogger sphere for a while, and when it became Richard & Judy book club book of the week, i knew it was time i really read it, after all these reviews i thought why not.

I didnt know too much going into this book other than Don, decided to start a project (the wife project) to find someone who was perfectally compatible.  So, when he creates what he beileves is a perfect questionarie to find his wife, he allows his friend Gene to pick out a few suitable candidates to take on a date.

Don, isnt great with social situations, im talking Sheldon cooper kinda not good with social interactions but thats okay because we are all different. When Rosie turns up, she is everything Gene didnt want in his life partner, Gene threw her in as a wildcard, so why does Don insist on helping her find her father, and spending more time with her, despite not ever wanting to persue a relationship with her, but sometimes the heart can overrule logic, something Don doesnt beileve or struggles to understand.

It was a cute read, i liked Don i really did he just wants routine, and someone to spend his life with, because thats what we do isnt it? Rosie is fiery, free and the total opposite of Don, i liked her sometimes i felt she was harsh but i think she was just frustrated. As much as i liked all this, it wasnt great, it was just okay. I plodded along through the book laughing in parts, smiling to myself, but never feeling overwhelmed with the book. Sometimes it felt a little bit heavy when it got into genetics a bit too much. It was the first time i have read anything like this, in a way it was a bit geeky, a bit chick litty and part humor. 

All these things combined worked well, i just felt meh about it. Which is a shame, i really hope it works more for others than me.

Rating
3/5





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Author Bio
Graeme C. Simsion is a New Zealand born Australian author, screen-writer, playwright and data modeller. He recently won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award for his book, The Rosie Project.

Prior to writing fiction he was an information systems consultant and wrote two books and several papers about data-modelling.


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