Book: The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Page Count: 304
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
My Rating: ★★1/2
Synopsis: Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.
If I'm being completely honest I wasn't going to write a review for this book. I read this for my book club and while I didn't say everything I had to say, I really didn't want to talk about the book anymore. For the sake of my conscious, I will briefly state my feelings towards this book. I did not like it. Don bothered me, Rose bothered me, Gene bothered me, to be honest I did not like anyone in the book except Daphne and she was barely even in the book. The plot also bothered me. It was illogically logical yet logically illogical. In other words, it was dumb as hell a lot of the times. There were times when nothing made sense. Don is supposedly a smart, logical, geneticist, yet to me he wa a complete idiot. Rosie... she's just not my type of character. Also an idiot. Her mom was an idiot, especially for a doctor. Basing the father on eye color alone, are you kidding me? She should have been disbarred cause she clearly didn't pay attention during school. The general idea of the story was likeable and the writing could have been really good if I didn't like Don so much cause he is an idiot.
*I apologize for my highly illogical and wordy review. This might be the worst array I've written, but let me be real: I didn't want to write it in the first place but I felt like I had to write it, and I'm also trying to take notes in my computer programming class, so I shouldn't even be writing this review right now*