I recently read this delightful book - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.
I had this on my 'must-read' book for a couple of months after hearing an interview with the author on Radio National Books and Arts Daily. At the time I thought it sounded like a fun book to read and I was right.
It's the story of a Genetics Professor Don Tillman and his quest to find a wife. Don has probably got Asperger Syndrome although this has not been diagnosed and he is very structured in his approach to life which results in him preparing a huge questionnaire to help him select a suitable partner. But of course, things don't go to plan and he gets involved with someone who is completely unsuitable. His wife project is set aside while he persues another project with Rosie. That's where things get really interesting for Don.
I really enjoyed it. It was like watching a romantic-comedy movie - there's no deep thinking involved but you can just enjoy the journey. There were quite a few 'laugh out loud' moments like the cocktail party, cleaning the bathroom and of course the reference to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Overall, it was a lot of fun.
Until next time