Sunday, October 19
Book Reviews: The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Summary: Narrator Don Tillman 39, Melbourne genetics prof and Gregory Peck lookalike, sets a 16-page questionnaire The Wife Project to find a non-smoker, non-drinker ideal match. But Rosie and her Father Project supersede. The spontaneous always-late smoker-drinker wants to find her biological father. She resets his clock, throws off his schedule, and turns his life topsy-turvy.
My Rating: 7.75/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I enjoyed this book quite a lot, it definitely was well written and well told, but I found I didn't love it as much as others have and I found it didn't live up to all the hype the book has received. While it was a good read, it wasn't the fantastic read I had hoped for.
Don was a very likeable character, despite his less savoury eccentric characteristics, I still found him to be an enjoyable narrator and character in the book. I think he was well written for who he was, and overall fun to read about. I didn't like some of the other characters as much, Greg in particular was a character I didn't like. I think it was supposed to be who Greg was, and I think it was important to the book, but he as a character just rubbed me the wrong way.
I found the story to be fun and quirky, the end was a bit predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless. It's the perfect to book to read when you just want to sit and relax.
Overall, it just wasn't what I expected. Worth reading, but it didn't have that appeal to me, as it seemed to have with others.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, the book wasn't as great as I was led to believe, but still a fun read
What to read next: I'd say the sequel, or The Silver Linings Playbook
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge, New Author Challenge
Note: This book is part of my July Reviews