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    The Rosie Project (Paperback) By (author) Graeme Simsion


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    DescriptionThe Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday...`Marvellous`. (John Boyne). `Original, clever and perfectly written`. (Jill Mansell). `Adorable`. (Marian Keyes). `An upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read`. (Chris Cleave). 'I'm not good at understanding what other people want.' 'Tell me something I don't know ...' Love isn't an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don's never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - 'the world's most incompatible woman' - throwing Don's safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling? `Don Tillman is one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time`. (The Times). `Hilarious, unlikely and heartbreaking`. (Easy Living). `Touching and laugh-out-loud funny - think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time meets Silver Linings Playbook`. (Stylist). `Funny, endearing, and pure, wonderful escapism`. (Independent). `A sweet, funny rom-com...You'll be willing Don and Rosie on every step of the way`. (Marie Claire). `Original, charming and very funny`. (Woman & Home). `A comic triumph: clever, humane and tears-in-your-eyes funny. But best of all, The Rosie Project is a madly romantic love story`. (Liz Jensen, author of The Rapture). `I couldn't put this book down. It's one of the most quirky and endearing romances I've ever read. I laughed the whole way through. And now I want to meet Don`. (Sophie Kinsella). With the charm of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the romance of David Nicholls' One Day, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is both funny and endearing - and is set to become the paperback of 2014. Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. Previously an IT consultant and educator, he wrote his first book in 1994 (the standard reference on data modelling, now entering its fourth edition), and is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children.

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  • Utterly Charming4

    pontalba I was utterly charmed by this book. The story of two very unlikely people meeting in a most peculiar manner, and falling in love. Both stoutly denying it the entire time. Don Tillman is brilliant, but socially inept, organized to the Nth degree, and Rosie.....well, Rosie is almost the exact opposite......flamboyant and colorful.

    I am not ordinarily a fan of "romantic comedies", but this is certainly the exception to the rule. The matter-of-fact prose that Simsion writes cuts right through the chatter and hits the target. This is truly laugh out loud funny. I had to stop and read portions out loud to my husband, with both of us giggling, hardly able to continue.

    This is a story of possibilities, of regeneration, and most of all being able to start over. by pontalba

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