zondag 13 september 2015

Graeme Simsion: The Rosie Project


After NOS4R2 yesterday I wanted something lighter so I decided to go for a completely different novel. The Rosie Project has 327 pages and 6 pages of interview and acknowledgements.

“The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.”

Don’t expect beautiful prose, an intricate plot, well-crafted characters or any real surprises in this novel.

This is a real feel good story.
It is a nice, funny, relaxing read and it was just what I needed.

The last 50 pages fell flat for me though. Don started acting completely out of character and I just couldn't feel for him that way. I didn't care anymore.

Happy reading.