The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I was reading The Rosie Project at Melbourne airport when a woman sat down two seats from me in the boarding lounge and began reading the very same book! I wanted to exclaim 'book twins!' but I contained myself. Reading a novel that's being read by everybody is a foreign experience to me - I find the most popular novels tend to disappoint due to heightened expectations. I don't read a great deal of books for grown ups (SB loves YA 4evs), mainly because they're always so serious, and depressing. But so many people had recommended The Rosie Project, I had to read it. I think what really appeals about The Rosie Project - and makes it accessible to teenage readers as well as older people - is that it's uplifting. Which is really very refreshing. It's hilarious and heartwarming, and you know how it's going to end but it's the sort of book where that's just fine. It is very distinctly feel-good. And sometimes that's exactly what you want out of a novel.
Originally published in Young Vagabond.
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