I blinked and September was over! What are your highlights and lowlights from September? You’ll notice I read a bunch of short stories this month — I just got on a roll! Do you recommend any short story collections?
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion
RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2013
GENRE: Adult Fiction, Rom Com
PAGE COUNT: 297
MY RATING: ★★★☆☆
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Blurb in one sentence: A genetics professor with undiagnosed Asperger Syndrome embarks on the “Wife Project”, only to fall inconveniently in love with a woman with whom he is completely incompatible.
What I Liked:
- Rosie is not a manic pixie dream girl. Presenting a self-assured attitude to the world, she is autonomous and intelligently rationalises her decisions and behaviour.
- I saw on Goodreads that lots of reviewers criticised The Rosie Project for representing Asperger Syndrome in a feel-good, comedic context. I don’t believe that The Rosie Project romanticised Asperger Syndrome or treated it flippantly. In fact, I think this story illuminated its unique challenges and positive aspects, with an appropiate mixture of seriousness and comedy.
What I Disliked:
- So many people want to argue with me about this book, and I honestly can’t be bothered!
- The plot is pretty flimsy, but, considering the tropes of the rom-com genre, this didn’t get in the way of me enjoying the journey.
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July was a fairly even mix of good and bad books for me. I would love to hear what you’re loving, hating, and looking forward to in the blogosphere and publishing world!