August 07

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

What a delicious literary romp this one was. I devoured it in 24 hours.

Described as a 1930s screwball comedy updated for 2013 is spot on.  This book has that vintage charm and quirkiness in spades.
There is something ‘other worldly’ about this tale.  No doubt about it, Don Tillman our leading man is peculiar but I liked him from page 1.  I bloody loved him by page 324.
You do feel like you are in a rom-com….this is one of those books that you can see the characters, the streets, the places described in the book…… It is reading a book while watching a movie in your head, well, for me it was.  Double the literary fun.
Don wants to get married so designs an extraordinary questionnaire to determine his best mate.  He is a brainiac genetics Professor so takes to his quest with a precision and zealousness that forgets the fundamental requirement – that spark that cannot be defined by physics, biology or mathematics.  And that spark arrives in the form of delightful Rosie who needs Don’s help to find her biological father.  And so begins The Rosie Project.
At the end of the day, this is a big, fat, beautiful love story.  And who doesn’t need to read about one of those from time to time.  Please put it on your to-read list.  I don’t know if this has the meat required for any super-serious book club however don’t hold me to that,  I may be wrong there.  But read it.  It will warm the cockles of your heart for sure.
But that is just my 2 cents.