Monday, September 19, 2011

Blog Tour- Review of Love At Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks

Welcome to the blog tour for Love At Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks!

I have two days of posts for you. Today is a review, and tomorrow is a guest post and giveaway. You'll definitely want to check that out.

Title:Love At Absolute Zero
Author:   Christopher Meeks
Publisher:White Whisker Books
Pub. Date:09/17/2011

"Love at Absolute Zero" is about Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old star physicist at the University of Wisconsin. The moment he’s given tenure at the university, he can think of only one thing: finding a wife. His research falters into what happens to matter near absolute zero (−459.67 °F), but he has an instant new plan. To meet his soul mate within three days—that’s what he wants and the time he can carve out—he will use the Scientific Method. Can Gunnar survive his quest?

(Summary and cover via Goodreads)


Gunnar Gunderson has a lot going for him. His research is exciting, and he's just gotten tenure. He feels like something is missing though- love. Gunnar decides the best way to find a mate is to take a scientific approach. If it's good enough for physics, surely it will work equally well for love too? From Wisconsin to Denmark though, he learns that love isn't as easy to figure out. Even with some major missteps, will Gunnar be able to find love? Can finding love coincide with good research? 

This was a very interesting book. Gunnar was a pretty funny character. Being a somewhat of a scientist myself, I've know lots of guys like Gunnar. Super smart but not so great with social situations. Naturally, once Gunnar decided he needed a wife, he threw himself into the process as readily as he would any experiment. His friends and fellow scientists were also great characters. They seem like they'd be pretty fun to hang around. Gunnar makes rash decisions when it comes to love, but luckily he learns and grows from all his trials. 

I found the scientific approach to love to be hilarious. Gunnar was endearing, and I found myself cheering him on. I definitely wanted him to succeed in his attempts at finding love. The book could read as a bit choppy and clinical at times, but I felt like this fit the atmosphere of the book. It helped me get a real feel for Gunnar's character. This book is very fun, and you get a great sense of how science and love can combine to make magic. 

Book provided for review.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for the guest post and giveaway. Love At Absolute Zero will be on sale for $0.99 for the duration of the tour, so now is a great time to check out the book.
Find it at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

  Also, be sure to check out all the other stops on the tour!

Tour Dates:

Sept. 12th:Raging Bibliomania
Sept. 13th:Alive on the Shelves
Sept. 14th & 15th:Book Briefs
Sept. 16th:Booksie's Blog
Sept. 19th & 20th:A Casual Reader's Blog
Sept. 21st & 22nd:She Treads Softly
Sept. 22nd:This Miss Loves to Read
Sept. 23rd:From the TBR Pile
Sept. 27th:Butterfly-o-meter Books
Sept. 27th:So Many Precious Books, So Little Time!
Sept. 28th & 29th:The Book Addict
Sept. 30th:Lit Endeavors
Oct. 5th:Books and Needlepoint
Oct. 6th & 7th:My Bookshelf
Oct. 7th & 10th:Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Oct. 10th & 11th:Gabriel Reads
Oct. 11th & 12th:Dan's Journal
Oct. 12th:Words I Write Crazy
Oct. 13th & 14th:Ramblings of a Daydreamer
Oct. 14th:Drey's Library

1 comment:

Teddy Rose said...

I couldn't help but cheer for Gunner. I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as I did.