Thoughts The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, Simon & Schuster 2013, 304 pages
Why? Because it was touted as being a pretty entertaining read and I managed to catch a $1.99 Kindle Book Sale…
First Sentence: “I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem.”
What’s it ABOUT? A college professor who likely could be diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome for his awkward social interaction skills and highly regimented order of thinking decides to create a survey tool to find himself a suitable companion aka “wife”. His boss who is a good friend decides to have a little fun and sends him a possible candidate who obviously 1) is NOT suitable and 2) wouldn’t take the survey if she knew about it. She comes to the prof with a project of her own.
Of course, assumptions happen. Mayhem ensues.
What’s GOOD: Such fun! The characters you want to root for are well-drawn and never let you down. The cads and scalliwags are believable, as well. Despite what one might call a formulaic* structure, it stays fresh and delightful and surprising.
What’s NOT so good: Um… It all seemed to work for me.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I enjoyed it immensely.
RATING: Five slices of pie.
Other REVIEWS: Chocolates & Croissants blog calls it ADORABLE, quoting Ti at Book Chatter “it’s a gem!”, and here’s a thoroughly descriptive and enjoyable review at Write Meg!
* RomCom formula: boy and girl totally unworkable and at odds, end up falling in love.
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