The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Rosie looked at me and said, ‘You know if you changed your glasses and your haircut, you could be Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird.’
‘Is that good?’ I asked. I assumed, given the circumstances, that it was, but wanted to hear her confirm it.
‘He was only the sexiest man that ever lived.’
Don Tillman, Professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. Then a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire – a sixteen-page, scientifically researched document – to find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver.
Rosie Jarman is all of these things. She is strangely beguiling, fiery and intelligent. And she is also on a quest of her own. She’s looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might just be able to help her with – even if her does wear quick-dry clothes and eat lobster every single Tuesday night
I love Don Tillman – there, I said it. You can’t help but fall for his lack of charm, precision to detail for every part of his life (there’s no room for spontaneity) and just his general being! He’s utterly adorable, even if he does get things drastically wrong and say the most inappropriate things at the most inconvenient times.
To me, this book is all about love, but told in an endearing way that makes it terribly special! I guess it could be compared to channel four’s The Undateables… it just oozes warmth and makes your heart melt, giving you the unwavering belief that everyone deserves to find and experience the all-consuming power of love.
Unsurprisingly, I highly recommend reading The Rosie Project.