Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Ten top books about love

Jemma Forte's novels include If You’re Not the One and When I Met You.

One of her top ten books about love, as shared at the Daily Express:
The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

Don has Asperger’s and wants to find a wife, so applies his heightened sense of logic to the problem and comes up with a solution.

He writes a list of criteria, a questionnaire that he will pose to future dates in order to establish who is suitable and who isn’t. And yet, what transpires is that love ends up finding him. Not the other way around.

And isn’t that so true of life?

When single people are looking for love it’s so often a futile search, then, just when they’ve given up or stopped thinking about it, wallop, they meet someone.

This is such a humorous book. I love writers who deal with serious themes but manage to inject wit and levity into the story. Again I find this more honest than writing something incredibly downbeat because in my experience life is bad and good. It’s beautiful and terrible and humour is often the thing that keeps people going.

This is a romantic, modern, funny, interesting love story and I can’t imagine what a challenge it must have been to have written from the point of view of someone who has Asperger’s but it is done so successfully.

Don thinks very differently from most people which comes across in every thought that goes through his head. He is a wonderful character and one you find yourself cheering on throughout.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Rosie Project is one of  Bill Gates's nine favorite books.

My Book, The Movie: The Rosie Project.

The Page 69 Test: The Rosie Project.

--Marshal Zeringue