The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

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By (author) Graeme Simsion

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 25mm | 323g
  • Publication date: 2 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405912790
  • ISBN 13: 9781405912792
  • Sales rank: 33

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The 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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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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By pontalba 05 Apr 2014 4

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.

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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 Touching and laugh-out-loud funny -- think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time meets Silver Linings Playbook Stylist A hilarious, unlikely romance with heartbreaking twists Easy Living Don Tillman is one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time The Times Genuinely funny; you'll laugh out loud Essentials I absolutely loved The Rosie Project -- original and clever, and perfectly written.The world is going to fall in love with Don and Rosie Jill Mansell A poignant, funny novel about how you don't find love; it finds you Glamour Don Tillman will exasperate, delight and immerse you in a world so original, in a story so compelling, I defy you not to read through the night. Glorious Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker's Wife A very funny and touching love story Sunday Express Adorable ... Really funny and heart-warming, a gem of a book Marian Keyes If you like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time you'll love The Rosie Project Look Written in a superbly pitch-perfect voice, The Rosie Project had me cheering for Don on every page. I'm madly in love with this book! Trust me, you will be, too Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice and left Neglected The best, most honestly told love story I've read in a long time Kristin Hannah Marvellous. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming John Boyne, author of The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas