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.
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.
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.
I really loved this unique and nerd-tastic romantic comedy! This book was definitely a page turner, the atypical characters compelled me to find out what quirky thing would come out of their mouths. My connection with both Rosie and Don was immediate - I loved these two misfits! Don made me smile with his misunderstanding of people and Rosie was tough but vulnerable too. The Rosie Project was unlike most chick-lit books I've read thanks to the strength of the main characters.
This book helps the reader realize that sometimes, even with heavy preparation, we don't know what we want. Recommended? Absolutely! Why should you read it? Characters that you will be rooting for on the edge of your couch and laugh-out-loud funny to boot! If you liked the movie "Stranger Than Fiction" or enjoy watching "The Big Bang Theory" you will like The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.