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The Rosie Project

Simsion, Graeme C. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Simsion, Graeme C.
Title: The Rosie project
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Characteristics: 295 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Subtitle from dust jacket
"A novel" --Jacket
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9781476729091
1476729093
9781476729084
1476729085
Statement of Responsibility: Graeme Simsion
Subject Headings: Marriage Fiction Genetics Research Fiction College teachers Australia Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Topical Term: Marriage
Genetics
College teachers
LCCN: 2013000364
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Aug 21, 2014
  • gramercygal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mr Simsion created quite an unusual character in Don Tillman. Reading it I was captivated by Don's language and outlook on the world.

He want to get married and creates a questionnaire for women to respond to, so he can judge if they are suitable or not. Needless to say he is socially and emotionally challenged.

Then Rosie comes into his life and turns it upside down! Which in his case ... is a good thing.

Rosie believes her mother had an affair and became impregnated with someone other than her father.

This is when the story gets very interesting. I don't want to spoil it for you ... go read it yourself!

Apparently there will be a movie made! I can't wait to see it (and who they cast as Don!)

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "A comical insight into the world of intellectual and social differentness that makes you challenge your own definition of normal while laughing non stop! I couldn't put it down - it was a cover-to-cover read and I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a break from reality. It works on multiple levels - once the initial dose of humor subsides you can reflect on the social comments that were not-so-subtly included in the book."

Aug 18, 2014
  • samdog123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you're looking for something different to read away from your standard fiction, this is the book for you! 'The Rosie Project' is quirky, funny, and poignant. It's hard to fit all those qualities in a piece of fiction. You will root for Don Tillman all the way through the book as he makes many personal changes (not an easy thing to do for him!) in order to win the woman he loves. A sequel is due later this year.

this is so cute, laugh out loud, read like you're watching a romantic comedy, but smart!
Don and Rosie are unforgettable characters- so extremely opposite but so lovely and so right for each other.
I also learn not to stereo type and how I can be a weird character too!

A grown-up story for those who liked *The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time*. Imaginative and amusing. (Although it could be too sappy for some.)

Jul 20, 2014
  • dillonp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I rarely LOL reading but this book was so much fun.

Jul 16, 2014
  • 2314joni rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A different story regarding a college professor and his search for a wife. Very engaging and has your heart reaching out to the professor, hoping he gets what he wants.

Jul 16, 2014
  • Dori36 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My husband, our cardiologist, his wife and I all thought this was a laughing out loud funny book. Sure, the guy is weird, but there is hope for him.....I knocked it down one star only because there is sure to be a sequel and the ending in this book leads to that rather than ending neatly. Otherwise, a really good, fun read!

Jul 11, 2014
  • titchieboyt rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book, great read . I will definitely give it five stars. I started to read this book at 11.00 at night and could not put it down until I finished it at 4 in the morning!. It is not often that happens to me and when it does I know I'm not going to find another book quite like this one for sometime!.

Can't wait for his next book!

Jul 09, 2014
  • BTVS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book, story reminds me a bit of the movie, A Beautiful Mind, but not as serious and with a happy ending. I am glad we have brought people with Aspbergers-type disabilities into the literary fold, that we can write a funny story based of course on an exaggeration of all the characters. Poor Don, his family thought his problem was that he was gay! Rosie's quest for her true father has coloured her adolescence. But all's well that ends well. A great summer read.

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Jul 16, 2014
  • salsaladybug rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable and hilarious reading!

Professor Don Tillman initiates the Wife Project to find himself a compatible partner, and he ends up with Rosie, who he had ruled out as patently unsuitable. Author Graeme Simsion, an Australian, teaches us many things: love can make you do irrational things, and you don't find love-it finds you. He also illustrated the Bible lesson, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Loved this quirky book.

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Graeme Simsion - The Rosie Project

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Jan 10, 2014
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