Friday, September 16, 2011
Love At Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks
Gunnar Gunderson has spent his life in the lab. He is a rising star in physics, working on what happens to matter if it reaches absolute zero. At work he is a star, getting tenure at age 32. In life, he realises that he is near the bottom, no love interest, no chance of a wife and family unless he changes his way.
Always the scientist, Gunnar decides to approach the problem of finding a wife scientifically. He starts making lists of desirable traits and hypotheses of what women are looking for in a mate. This should be easy if he just applies the scientific method, right? Just to make things more interesting, due to work pressures he determines that he needs to find his soulmate in the time he has available while his lab is being moved--three days.
Readers will enjoy reading about Gunnar and his quest. He is an endearing sort, focused in his work but bumbling like an amateur through life. The question of whether he can make his love life work as well as his academic one will keep readers turning the pages to the end. This book is recommended for readers interested in true love, or at least how men may approach it.