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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 was everything I was hoping it would be and I really enjoyed it. It was light, it was funny, and I actually got a little misty near the end. An easy read but that's exactly what I was looking for! ( )
  dmbkel41 | Dec 7, 2016 |
Adorable - perfect summer book. :) ( )
  cybercarotte | Nov 23, 2016 |
A socially awkward genetics professor, Don Tillman, who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father. (summary from ISBN 1470348195)

This book is hilarious! Don Jarman reminds me of the character Sheldon in the TV series, "Big Bang Theory". The interactions between Rosie and Don are comical, but they learn from each other and end up being friends and maybe more... ( )
  lrobe190 | Nov 19, 2016 |
I didn't really like the beginning of this novel - Don is annoying and I found myself ambivalent about his "project". But then Rosie came along and suddenly Don was more sympathetic and likable and I began to enjoy the interesting nuances of their relationship. Don & Rosie won me over. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Nov 16, 2016 |
The Rosie Project is one of those books that pulls you in and makes you feel as though the main character is a friend who is catching you up on what has been happening in their life. I felt myself understanding Don and his emotions and laughing with him and occasionally at him. Several times while reading I was hit with the fact that Don and I are not too different. On the surface, perhaps, but I saw characteristics in him that I normally only see in the mirror. As a romantic, seeing Don interact with Rosie, especially with the conclusion and road that their friendship takes, my heart was warmed and happy. This is a book I recommend to any person who enjoys self-discovery, happiness, romance, or just a modern tale of family and what that entails. ( )
  cbrwn92 | Nov 7, 2016 |
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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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