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Graeme Simsion Dan O'Grady

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The Rosie Project By Graeme Simsion Dan O'Grady The Rosie Project An international sensation this hilarious feel good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest to find out if he is capable of true love Do

  • Title: The Rosie Project
  • Author: Graeme Simsion Dan O'Grady
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  • Page: 474
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  • The Rosie Project By Graeme Simsion Dan O'Grady An international sensation, this hilarious, feel good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest to find out if he is capable of true love.Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with socialAn international sensation, this hilarious, feel good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest to find out if he is capable of true love.Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a wonderful husband, his first reaction is shock Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project In the orderly, evidence based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner She will be punctual and logical most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late arriver.Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent and on a quest of her own She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with Don s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.
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    1. ALPHAreader on said:

      The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is so wonderful I m going to attempt to enumerate my enjoyment of the novel 1 Don Tillman is an Associate Professor of genetics at the University of Melbourne He has a black belt in Akikido, and can cook a mean lobster salad He also has Asperger syndrome but he doesn t know that Don just thinks that there s something missing that leaves him baffled by human behaviour and unappealing to other people especially the opposite sex But after his dear old neighbour t [...]

    2. Tatiana on said:

      Sheldon in love.Adorable and fun Probably one of the most enjoyable chick lit books I ve read, ironically, written by a man On the other hand, not nearly enough sex in it.

    3. Richard on said:

      This does for Autism what Pretty Woman did for prostitutes It uses it for entertainment, it plays on it for laughter It s a 1970 s sitcom of a book.The character of Shel Don feels like little that fan fiction of The Big Bang Theory and Rosie seems like the perfect emulation of The Cool Girl as described in Gone Girl She s too trite and quirky to be believable Don himself is simply a figure of fun, he moves form scene to scene for our amusement in a what will he do now manner as Julia Roberts di [...]

    4. Angela on said:

      What a shame What a shame Graeme Simsion wrote this offering quickly and that he went with a comedy rather than a drama.What a shame that the opportunity to educate and illuminate was squandered and traded for gratuitous laughs ,extreme generalisations and blatant stereotyping.My initial delight at realising the subject matter of this book meant I was immediately enrolled in the project A third of the way into the book, I became uncomfortable with the tenor and theme The premise that higher func [...]

    5. Sam Quixote on said:

      Don Tillman is an Associate Professor of Genetics with probably Asperger s Syndrome who has decided that, as he is nearing 40, he will solve the wife problem ie not being married by creating a questionnaire that will ascertain, for him, the perfect wife and then marry her That is until he meets Rosie, a grad student working part time in a gay bar who s looking for her biological father, and slowly Don s Wife Project becomes The Rosie Project as he realises he s falling in love with her I say tha [...]

    6. Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ on said:

      Actual rating 3.5 starsFrom the moment I finished it I knew I had one critical task to perform To review this project book Although the timing is particularly annoying, I realized that the several options I faced made my choice incredibly clear Not reviewing this book, resulting in damage to this book s fame, which would be appalling due to the fact that it s fucking awesome Rescheduling this review to another time, resulting in loss of memories and leading to a probable abandonment of the task [...]

    7. Ruth on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book It was very amusing and clever The protagonist Don is definitely a clich d version of someone with Asperger s, but I think he had to be for the purposes of the novel He sits on the very end of the spectrum and embodies every single stereotypical attribute of an Aspie At one point I cringed at the end of the book when he is struggling about whether he feels love or not Not accurate for someone with Asperger s they actually have intense emotions but are unable to exp [...]

    8. Fabian on said:

      Ultracharming very very, uh, cute The singular voice of the main character is enough to convince the reader that a love story exists in anything This rom com takes some DNA from various films, especially 1997 s As Good As It Gets Worth a read, its verry likely to become a film soon the novel was originally written as a, yup, screenplay.

    9. Paula Weston on said:

      How addictive was this book I read it in a day a day when I should have been doing other things.It s a fun, quirky and erudite love story It s laugh out loud funny and unexpectedly touching.Don is a wonderfully offbeat narrative character and Rosie is his perfect foil Graeme Simsion writes both characters pitch perfect.I think one of the reasons the story is so appealing is that it s written by a man, from a man s perspective And it s definitely not lad lit.This book is going to be a huge hit an [...]

    10. Maureen on said:

      I actually ended up enjoying this book much than I originally thought I would At the forefront it seems extremely sexist and not that great plot wise, but it definitely addresses those issues and works through them with character development, which I found to be fantastic.The only thing I m not sure on is the depiction of Asperger s I am not an expert in any way, so I m not sure if this portrayal was accurate correct well done If someone wants to tell me that would be awesome Overall enjoyable [...]

    11. Charmaine Clancy on said:

      Read this over two very busy days I fell in love with Don, the protagonist I loved the ways he measured and evaluated life I want to embrace his rigid meal plan and have lobster in my bathtub every Tuesday night.Although Don is a highly esteemed genetics scientist, he views life with a beautiful naivety, he knows the workings and technicalities of people, but just can t grasp that element that makes us chaotic, individual works of art And I laughed Yep, I finally came to understand the intent be [...]

    12. B the BookAddict on said:

      My first note written about this novel is a 1 intolerably woeful but a night s sleep has made me feel a little generous so I ve amended it to 2 it was ok The whole premise felt predictable, horribly predictable, I found that main character incredibly annoying and the humor did not amuse me I know I am swimming against the tide of most readers, especially my GR friends but it was just all very ho hum for me Sorry, folks 2

    13. Whitney Atkinson on said:

      This book started out really great For the first 100 pages I was entertained and even got a kick out of the quirky narration Then I sat back and thought about who I was reading into the mind of Don is a sort of disturbed man I was very uncomfortable throughout the last half of this book because he needed serious help dealing with the world that he wasn t receiving Rather, people his friends would watch his actions and laugh Don was such an unreliable narrator and what was an attempt at making a [...]

    14. Cait • A Page with a View on said:

      This book was so completely adorable and had me actually laughing out loud several times It s told through the POV of Don, a scientist with Asperger s who is basically Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang theory He compiles an extensive and logical list of the qualities he wants in a wife to start The Wife Project, but gets sidetracked by The Father Project of a twenty something woman named Rosie Their story takes place around a mission to grab sneaky DNA samples from a bunch of men in order to find [...]

    15. ♡Karlyn P♡ on said:

      4.5 Nerds Need Love Too stars This wasn t a traditional romance novel, but I enjoyed the romantic aspect of this story quite a bit There was also a fun and interesting journey with Don and Rosie gathering dozens of samples of DNA to determine who might be Rosie s biological father It made me laugh quite a few times The hero, Don Tillman, is a 39 y o socially inept scientist who lives his life based on strict rules He never believed that love, romance and marriage was for him But when a friend co [...]

    16. Librariasaurus on said:

      This book made me laugh Not many books can do that This was a truly delightful book to read and I would never ask for a minute of the time spent reading it back Made all the amazing by the fact that it is the first novel of Melbourne writer Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project will rank highly amongst my 2013 reads Written from a unique perspective, this is one of the few, if not the only, romantic comedies with a male protagonist And not only male, but autistic Don Tillman is a brilliant scientis [...]

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    18. Diane on said:

      I was completely charmed by this novel Sure, it s basically Sheldon Cooper Tries to Find a Wife, but I liked it.Don Tillman is a genetics professor in his late 30s who sets out to find a spouse by devising an elaborate questionnaire Don is very fussy and regimented in his life, and allusions are made to him having Asperger s Don thinks he can weed out any unsuitable partners and find someone well matched for him Meanwhile, he bumps into a woman named Rosie, who Don agrees is totally unsuitable, [...]

    19. Poonam on said:

      Buddy Read with Murugesh.This book is Absolutely Adorable I think I had a BIG GRIN the entire time I was reading this book.Don Tillman at the start reminded me strongly of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory , he has strong resemblance to Sheldon but still has characteristics of his own, and very cute ones I must say Don meets Rosie and his life changes for the best In less than fifteen minutes, my entire schedule had been torn apart, shattered, rendered redundant Rosie had taken over Rosie [...]

    20. Eve on said:

      I enjoyed every single minute of this book I knew it d be a favorite because I ve lived it There is a Don in my life, and I was very clearly put on the unsuitable list, but we ve remained good friends It s hard not to love these sort of characters real or fictitious.I wager that this will be a film in the not too distant future Even though it s an Australian book, I can t help but peg Lizzy Caplan as Rosie sigh Just need a few minutes to let it all sink in

    21. Theresa on said:

      Don Tillman is an absolute hoot I loved his odd, technical way of speaking Don is a professor of genetics and he s looking for someone to share his life with He s socially awkward, lonely, and over analytical to a fault He s pushing 40 and he s had a difficult time in the romance department One day, he decides to start a project which he hilariously calls, The Wife Project It s basically a detailed, yet rambling questionnaire of the requirements preferences he s searching for in a long term part [...]

    22. Darth J on said:

      An unconventional take on the Rom Com genre, but with the same tropes.Here we have Don Tillman view spoiler No, not Don Draper Though I will be sad when Mad Men finishes in a few weeks I mean, where else am I going to get my sartorial inspirations from Oh, right GQ hide spoiler , a genetics researcher who has his life organized to the last minute and finally decides to take a wife In order to do so, he creates a questionnaire in order to filter out all unsuitable women Why he doesn t just use eH [...]

    23. Rowena on said:

      4.5 starsI went through a fluffy novel chick lit phase during my late teens and early twenties and vowed I would never pick up such a book again However, this book came highly recommended so I decided to give it a go.I was pleasantly surprised by this book Don Tillman is a socially inept university professor, with very few friends and an extremely rigid lifestyle He has designed a questionnaire, The Wife Project , to find himself a wife Unfortunately his standards are incredibly high However, hi [...]

    24. Suzanne on said:

      This was a great read, really engaging, the characters were sweet and quirky, the main character is a good guy with various issues, he was so real though and was happy to be himself I found myself really gunning for him Rosie sweeps into his life which places him into a bit of a spin, life is about to change, and it s a fun ride whilst this happens She was great too, just like in real life it s nice to meet people who buck the trend and don t have to be like everybody else I recommend this book, [...]

    25. Jonetta on said:

      Don Tillman is a 39 year old genetics professor who doesn t fit in well in social settings When a friend tells him he d make a good husband, he proceeds on a mission to find a suitable wife As he proceeds with the Wife Project, another friend sends him a potential candidate, Rosie Jarman, who couldn t be unsuitable based on Don s criteria but he becomes intrigued with her desire to find her biological father As the two collaborate on the Father Project, they begin an often hilarious and always [...]

    26. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* on said:

      EXCERPT I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem As with so many scientific breakthroughs, the answer was obvious in retrospect But had it not been for a series of unscheduled events, it is unlikely I would have discovered it.The sequence was initiated by Gene s insisting I give a lecture on Asperger s syndrome that he had previously agreed to deliver himself The timing was extremely annoying The preparation could be time shared with lunch consumption, but on the designated evening I had [...]

    27. Kelly (and the Book Boar) on said:

      Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum a k a Sheldon Cooper Finds a Wife Don is a creature of habit His work, exercise, dinner, clothes, well EVERYTHING is scheduled to the second with zero variation The only time Don has really ventured out of his comfort zone was when he befriended Daphne a lonely elderly neighbor whose husband had been put in a nursing home Before Daphne s own health declines, she proclaims what a wonderful husband Don will be to some lucky girl It s at that point Don realiz [...]

    28. Mariah on said:

      I read this book for my hometown book club.This book is about a professor of genetics, who has Aspergers and has never been on a second date, because of his lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance However, he knows the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and creates The Wife Project According to the survey his future wife needs to be punctual, successful and not a smoker Then he meets Rosie Jarman, who has none of [...]

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