She's smart. She's funny. But she's only human....
As a high-ranking mathematician in a male-dominated field - with bright red hair - Connie's used to being considered a little unusual. But she's nowhere near as peculiar as Luke, who is recruited to work alongside her on a top-secret code-breaking project.
Just what is this bizarre sequence they're studying? It isn't a solution to the global energy crisis. It isn't a new wavelength to sell microwave ovens. The numbers are trying to tell them something...and it seems only Luke knows what. The truth is out there. Will Connie dare to find it?
In this whirlwind adventure, Sunday Times best-selling author Jenny Colgan boldly goes where no author has gone before....
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous best-selling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams. As Jenny T. Colgan, she has also written Doctor Who tie-in novel Dark Horizons and several Doctor Who short stories.
©2015 Jenny Colgan (P)2015 Isis Audiobooks
"Resistance is Futile is funny, romantic, and just the right side of geeky. Set phasers to 'fun'...." (Danny Wallace, comedian, author, and presenter)
"A riotous cocktail of action, maths geeks, and kissing. I enjoyed every single page. Resistance really is futile." (Matt Haig, author of The Humans)
"It's not very often that I fall in love so completely with book.... Resistance Is Futile is bright, charming, intelligent, funny, moving and beautiful, full of wonderful imagination and expert storytelling. I think Jenny was born to write this book." (Rowan Coleman, author of The Memory Book)
"I never knew I could so enjoy a book about maths, amphibians, and total world annihilation. Quirky, funny and romantic, and it doesn't even matter if you don't know what fractals are." (Sophie Kinsella)
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"So good I've suggested it to my Book Club!"
Sci-fi Chick Lit
Evelyn, the strong female mathematician who cooks impeccably, advises on etiquete constantly and kicks ass... a sassy, clever mother hen.
Lovely characterisation of voices, especially considering the number of awkward accents in the story.
The ending. Not what you expect from a chick lit writer, but definitely a Doctor Who (especially 10) style ending. Loved it.
Praying that Jenny writes more like this. Thining womens chick lit is amazing and we need more of it!
"Deeper than it first appears"
A really engaging story of a bunch of nerdy mathematicians and a secret project. This was a nice shortish book, but the story was quite unexpected and thought provoking. Worth a listen :)
"Jury's still out..."
For honesty's sake I will say I have only made it half way through this audiobook. I'm a fan of Jenny Colgan's previous books and despite mixed reviews I thought I'd give this one a go. I won't post any spoilers just to say the plot does go off at an unexpected angle but I was willing to go with it I just couldn't find myself rooting for the main characters and found I was having to make myself persevere. Maybe one day I'll try again and enjoy it more
"love how Jenny has been brave with this book"
don't be afraid! Jenny's descriptive real style shines out of a book that for me is the start of a whole new genre. keep your mind open and be prepared for a little magic and intelligence to be added to your chick lit. Jenny's books are always fresh and absorbing and this book shows she just wants to keep moving the boundaries. great narration too :) loved it!
"Chick lit with a twist..."
I've been a fan of Jenny Colgan since I came across her novel Looking For Andrew McCarthy a few years ago. Who knew that such a smart, funny writer would have the same 80s crush as me?!? Resistance is Futile is another title from the same author, billed as Jenny T. Colgan - apparently the middle initial heightens her Sci-Fi street cred. It's a very sweet tale, more chick lit than true sci-fi, but overall a great cross-over between the genres. The audiobook is extremely well narrated by the talented Lucy Price-Lewis, a pleasure to listen to.
"One for the youngsters"
The blurb and recommendations looked promising and I selected this hoping it was going to be another Rosie Project. Instead I found it was a bizarre mishmash of science fiction, juvenile romance, and oddly misplaced humour clumsily mixed with big and serious themes. The main character, Connie, is supposed to be a brilliant mathematician but there is little evidence of her genius and her brightest attribute seems to be her hair colour. Her colleagues are the usual repressed scientist stereotypes and I found myself feeling pangs of sympathy for the community of real life mathematicians who must be getting a bit weary of being portrayed in this way. To be fair, the narration is good and I did stay listening to the end, (which was at least not quite what I expected). On balance this was not for me but I might recommend this to a much younger person, who is not quite as jaded and cynical as me.
"Chick flick with an alien "
*one tiny spoiler alert*First of all, let me clarify that I was looking for a Sci-Fi book, so maybe that's why I didn't like it. I went as far as half way until I realised this was not for me. The story is a romantic girl-meets-boy and it seems like the only science fiction is that the boy happens not to be human. It also seems to be targeted towards a younger audience, teenagers rather than adults. Perhaps a good start to inspire teenage girls not to give up on science.
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