Ohhh The Rosie Project – so much hype! That might be part of the reason I was largely underwhelmed. The other reasons involve a predictable plot (she’s “utterly unsuitable”…there’s no way they’ll end up together right?) and a general lack of characters to relate to. If you want to read the plot, click here.
Don is asperger’s syndrome methodical, Rosie seemed immature for her 29 (or around there, I can’t be bothered to look it up) years and read very much like a woman written by a guy. Dons friends are fine (if a little odd) and that’s about it.
If it was marketed a different way, this could have been chick lit. It felt like watching a cliched romantic drama (like P.S. I Love You, which yes I know it was a book first). I can’t handle romantic dramas. I also got the feeling that Simsion was trying to toughen it up, adding a bit of swearing and debate about sex. Oooooh. Edgy.
I hear there’s a sequel coming out. I won’t be getting in line. One Day by David Nicholls or anything by Jonathan Tropper would be a much better alternative. Sorry Rosie.Comments