Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Rosie Project, laugh out loud funny!!
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.
I would technically say this is a romance, but an unconventional one!! The only way to explain this book is to say its like Sheldon (From the hit TV series "The Big Bang Theory") trying to find a wife.. and he ends up finding Rosie (who reminds me of the brunette girl from the TV show "Two Broke Girls". I laughed constantly while reading this book. Don Tillman is a professor of genetics at a college in Melbourne, Australia. He is socially inept, just as any genius is, with very few friends, except Gene, another professor, and his wife Claudia. He decides he needs a "life partner" and comes up with the Wife Project. It is an intense questionnaire for women to fill out so that he can find the "perfect life partner". After a couple of failed attempts, Gene sends him Rosie, who is completely unacceptable! She is a barmaid, she smokes, she is a vegetarian... Oh so wrong, but he becomes in another project he labels The Father Project in hopes of helping Rosie find out who her biological father is. Many laughs as they try to find DNA for over forty men who went to medical school with Rosie's mother. But he falls in love.. Can Don change his behavior enough to keep Rosie or will he lose her?
I loved loved loved this book! It constantly made me laugh. I suggest everyone read it!