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The Rosie Project

Simsion, Graeme C. Book - 2013 Fiction, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Simsion, Graeme C. 4 On Shelf 3 requests on 11 copies Community Rating: 4.1 out of 5

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Call Number: Fiction, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Simsion, Graeme C.
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch, Westgate Branch

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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.

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Such a fun, quick read submitted by cfmehan on February 5, 2014, 8:23pm If you are looking for a break from sad fiction, from the weight of self-important characters and long, twisted plots that take 300 pages to come to fruition, then read The Rosie Project! This smart, quick novel will have you laughing with delight and will scratch your itch for a heartwarming, rom-com read. Loved it.

Loved it! submitted by mbt on June 13, 2014, 12:54pm One of my favorite books of 2014!

Aspie Romance submitted by sdunav on June 16, 2014, 8:44pm A fun (and now suddenly weirdly popular) romance about academia, Asperger's syndrome, and finding a life mate.

Fun quick read, though lacking submitted by lbflute on June 23, 2014, 7:34pm If you're in the mood for a humorous, light read with themes involving Asperger's/Autism and relationships, this might be a good pick. Just don't expect accuracy, strong character development, or a heavy, thought-provoking plot. As another reviewer wrote, expect the rom-com category going in and you won't be let down.

a delight submitted by plyndale on July 28, 2014, 7:19am Funny and charming, such an enjoyable read!

Delightful! submitted by bookher on August 12, 2014, 2:55pm What a delightful fun romance with interesting unique characters. I liked all the characters and it was simply a very enjoyable read.

Delightful! submitted by Sara W on August 21, 2014, 8:49am I could have kept reading The Rosie Project for hundreds more pages. It was so charming, so funny, and such a pleasure to read.

I love Rosie but my true love of the book has to be Don, hapless, brilliant, intense, weird, thoughtful, peculiar, overcompensating, under-comprehending, awkward, awesome Don.

Several "classic" Don moments keep coming up in my memory when I recommend this book to others. My favorite is when Rosie uses finger quotes during an emotional conversation and once Don figures out the concept, he begins using his fingers to punctuate his speech with exclamation points and periods, all while Rosie is sobbing through her heartfelt outpouring. He's so sweetly clueless! I kept putting my head in my hands and saying, "Oh, Don."

The author, Graeme Simsion, has created a character that the reader is absolutely rooting for from the very start, despite all the missteps and awkward moments he causes. The amazing thing is that Simsion hasn't made Don too sweet or too pathetic, I found him to be perfectly balanced for me to relate to, marvel at, laugh with, laugh at, and cheer on.

laugh out loud submitted by marguerite biancke on February 8, 2015, 6:35pm What a wonderfully laugh out loud, quirky story !

A Sheldon Cooper Romance submitted by andreynolds19 on June 14, 2015, 5:03pm A charming, fun, and quick read!

Keep reading! submitted by ssands on June 22, 2015, 4:20pm I'm glad I kept reading this, because the first chapter or two made me think all the humor would be in making fun of a spectacularly nerdy character. There's only so much enjoyment to be gotten out of thinking "this guy's really unaware." But, somehow, there was a turning point after which it became really funny and sweet.

So much fun submitted by jmb.mlis on July 11, 2015, 2:24pm I passed this one on to my husband and mom to read when I was finished; great storytelling!

Didn't deliver submitted by sarai koster-mockeridge on August 20, 2015, 10:57pm Excellent plot idea, but it was dry and hard to stick with.

Cleverly written and entertaining! submitted by sfrantom on July 26, 2016, 10:14am The main characters are very likable and very quirky, and this book is really a joy to read!

Great submitted by kelleyc on July 28, 2016, 10:46am This book was a lot of fun

Very Good submitted by kathscot on August 23, 2016, 9:52pm A nice look at life and love inside a quirky mind.

Love this funny compassionate novel submitted by lballard on June 15, 2018, 3:41pm This is a beautiful story of a man with Asperger’s looking for love. It touches on a lot of the current opinions in the community, including the position that it’s not worse than being neurotypical, but in a lighthearted way. It’s light but amazing. If you like to read light things on the beach this is perfect. Personally for me it’s a February book, because that’s when I want joy. I’ll read things like heart of darkness on the beach, when I’m otherwise happy.

Do not understand the interest submitted by mrajraspn08 on August 19, 2018, 6:44pm Reminds me a lot of the Big Bang Theory. I don't like that either. It sounded like something I would like, but I really, really didn't.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Year Published: 2013
Description: 295 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781476729084
1476729093

SUBJECTS
College teachers -- Australia -- Fiction.
Genetics -- Research -- Fiction.
Marriage -- Fiction.