Monday, July 13, 2015

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

A cautionary note: 
this book is not for kids or for a church book club. 
(sigh and ugh)
Strong language and adult situations.

Putting that aside, I personally thought that this was a very funny, 
quirky story. I can totally see it as a romantic comedy. 

The main character has Aspergers syndrome ... but in true form... he doesn't
recognize his own social awkwardness.  So you can imagine, with a talented
writer, the comic situations that could occur.

From the back of the book: 

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 sxteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. 

And finally, I just read that Jennifer Lawrence is set to play Rosie in the 
upcoming movie project.  Should be a hit! 

So let me know if you read it.
I'ld love to know your thoughts!


Art @ Home said...

I've read it, and I love it!!! YAY for Jennifer Lawrence! She'll do a great job, I think.

It seems like lately several good books I've read I cringe to recommend due to the overuse of the f*bomb.....Why oh why?????

Stacey said...

Sounds fantastic!! Jennifer Lawrence would have to be good for a quirky part like that.

I agree with you and Ricki Jill about the Fbomb. Oh brother, it's everywhere!