Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book #17: The Rosie Project

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I'm on a roll with good books lately! I never would've chosen this on my own, but my friend Carrie recommended it, and likened the main character to Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. I love Sheldon and I thought it was a fun premise, so I placed a hold through the library's e-book service. (So weird that they place holds on electronic books.) That was weeks ago and I just got it today, so apparently I'm not the only one who wanted to read it!

Here's part of the Amazon synopsis:
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. 
I was immediately drawn in to the story. And of course I read it all in one night. Haha. You'd think a first-person-narrative by such a socially inept character would be a stilted, awkward read. But it's not. It's funny and heart-warming and brilliant. I loved it so much that I immediately placed its sequel on hold at the library, too. :-)

I'm a nerd and always read the "notes from the author" at the end of the book. In his notes Simsion reveals that he originally wrote The Rosie Project as a screenplay, which makes a lot of sense. I felt strongly throughout the entire story that this would make an amazing movie. I hope that it becomes one someday. (Mostly so I can be a snob and say, "The book was better than the movie.")

2 thumbs up! If you like Sheldon Cooper, you have to read this book. (And maybe even if you don't have a clue who Sheldon Cooper is. It really was a great read.)

[Small disclaimer: there was a fair amount of profanity and plenty of references to sex throughout the story, though never anything explicit.]  

1 comment:

  1. Yay I'm glad you enjoyed it!! I haven't read the second one, but I will say I was a little hesitant to try it because I read a couple of reviews from people who didn't like it at all after reading the first one. But of course their taste could be totally different from ours. I'll let you read the sequel then take your recommendation. :)


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