As I suspected, The Housekeeper and the Professor, though beautifully written with an endearing friendship between Root and the Professor, was a bit m...moreAs I suspected, The Housekeeper and the Professor, though beautifully written with an endearing friendship between Root and the Professor, was a bit much for me to handle. I'd mentioned already that I don't normally pick up books that are contemporary human drama pieces. I never really know what to expect from them aside from the day-to-day narrations of a set of people and what it all means to them.
To me, it's interesting, but only to an extent. I was never really cut out for contemporaries.
Nonetheless, I DID enjoy the book with few exceptions: the parts that referenced baseball nearly put me to sleep. In contrast, the math references were interesting even if I have no interest in math. Otherwise, it felt like there was a lot going on that really just detailed random daily anecdotes. Nothing that I really found to be outstanding or memorable.
Mainly, it was the relationships and the interactions between our main characters that evoked the most heart-warming thoughts from me. It can't be easy being around a man who has only an eighty minute duration of memory before things start all over for him. And to become close enough to begin seeing him as a friend. In a way, it's a sad, but lovely story.
In the end, while I liked the short novel, I can admit freely that this is not my typical cup of tea. Whether or not I'll pick up another book similar is going to be up in the air.(less)