Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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.
From Goodreads.

I decided to read this as I have seen a lot of good reviews about it indicating that it should be very humorous. Though there are funny bits in-between, it is not hilarious. A complicated romance with an odd couple.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Quick fix Challenge (298 pages)
I Love Library Books Reading Challenge 2014
2014 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge (humour)
2014 Full House Reading Challenge (reviews persuaded me to read)
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Romance Readers Reading Challenges: Yahtzee Challenge (298 pages)
Crazy Challenge Connection Chinese New Year Challenge (Chaitra's bookshelf - she is a pig)
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Nothing but Reading Challenges - Spell it Out - Animal Alphabet (D-dragonfly)
Crazy Challenge Connection 2014 RaT #2

1 comment:

  1. I did enjoy this book, I listened to the audio of it, and I think sometimes that enhances the comedy if narrated well.