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The Rosie Project (original 2013; edition 2013)

by Graeme Simsion

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Title:The Rosie Project
Authors:Graeme Simsion
Info:Michael Joseph (2013), Hardcover, 304 pages
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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (2013)

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This book turned out to be deeper than I thought. Until the last 50 pages I thought this would be a nice summer read, at the pool, or on a flight, because it's an easy read and yet funny and entertaining. And yet, in the end I was thinking about my life, what others probably thing about me, about social skills and judging other persons.
I like the fact that it's an unconventional love story that does without cheesy romance ;) ( )
  squirreltina | Aug 20, 2015 |
This book had me laughing most of the way through. Enjoyed the multiple storylines as well. ( )
  untitled841 | Aug 20, 2015 |
Delightful, astute and uproariously funny! Don Tillman, professor of genetics, soars as a socially inept scientist in search of a wife. He approaches the job scientifically and soon discovers that love is more art than science. His adherence to routine and his need to approach life…http://www.theloopylibrarian.com/book-review-the-rosie-project-by-graeme-simsion/ ( )
  TheLoopyLibrarian | Aug 19, 2015 |
Funny and a quick read. Reminded me too much of Joseph, though, and it brought me to tears. Unrealistic happy ending. Not a regrettable read, but not a repeatable one. ( )
  Curlyzha | Aug 17, 2015 |
Don Tillman is a guy who's brain is wired differently and who has always gone out if his way to "be who he is" without any attempt to fit in; that is until he meets Rosie. Really enjoyed this book and I knew I would when I pictured Sheldon Cooper as the narrator (from one of my favorite TV shows, the Big Bang Theory). The book doesn't disappoint. And while the book is humorous it does make you think - in public are we acting as ourselves, what we perceive others think of us or do we act in what we think is the image we'd like to be? ( )
  mmoj | Aug 16, 2015 |
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It’s cheering to read about, and root for, a romantic hero with a developmental disorder. “The Rosie Project,” Simsion’s debut and a best seller in his native Australia, reminds us that people who are neurologically atypical have many of the same concerns as the rest of us: companionship, ethics, alcohol.
added by SimoneA | editNew York Times, Gabriel Roth (Oct 18, 2013)
 
The debut novel of Graeme Simsion, an Australian IT consultant turned writer, The Rosie Project is a romantic comedy with sublime character precision and soppy but gratifying genre fulfilment...It's easily as impressive as in an obvious predecessor, Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Second, The Rosie Project is extremely funny. The reader is in a privileged position, able to see Don's faux pas when he doesn't, but also has a huge amount of affection for the character, whose dispassionate view of illogical social norms is captured with snort-inducing deadpan accuracy. Warmly recommended.
 
Whether we become what we are through our genes or through our experiences in life is the old chestnut that this debut novelist tackles with refreshing originality, wit and verve...Filled with engaging specificities of character and setting, the professor's struggle to understand the "fundamental, insurmountable problem of who I was" also becomes a poignant universal story about discovering how best to reconcile logic and emotion, head and heart, and connect our lives with others.
 

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When Don Tillman, a genetics professor, decides it is time to get married, he devises a scientific survey designed to filter out undesirables, calling it the "Wife Project." When Don meets Rosie Jarman, she is quickly eliminated as wife material, but when he assists Rosie in a search for her biological father, he discovers that love finds you, not the other way around.
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Criteria set / Rosie fails all, but love blooms / It's incredible (LynnB)

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Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.… (more)

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