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Friday, April 8, 2016

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I find that book club reads are rarely ones that I would choose myself, but I've read so many delightful and interesting books through the club and Graeme Simsion's novel is one of those.
The Rosie Project is the story of two incompatible people: Don who is a socially challenged professor of genetics and Rosie, a barmaid.
They meet through The Wife Project in which Don has designed a questionnaire to find himself a partner. Although Don sees from the outset that Rosie is unsuitable, nevertheless he helps her in a quest and they become friends (that's oversimplifying the story, but I don't want to give anything away).
Don has Aspbergers tendancies and Rosie also has "rules" that she adheres to. Don prefers the standardized meal system and has a 7 day plan for meals (his pantry is organized by days of the week) and Rosie only eats sustainable food, making meal time complicated.
While reading the novel, I could almost hear Sheldon Cooper/Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory) narrating it!
This is one of my favorites reads this year.

Note: The Rosie Project movie is currently in development.

3 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like a fun book to read, especially when you mention almost hearing Jim Parsons narrate it. I've never been a member of a book club, but I can definitely see the advantages of it.

TracyK said...

I have been curious about this book. I normally stick with crime fiction but this book is tempting me.

K9friend said...

I liked this one, too!

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