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The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

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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 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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4.0

A quirky, original read.

By Georgia

from Brisbane

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Pros

  • Engaging Story
  • Interesting Characters
  • Original Plot
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Rosie Project:

    The Rosie Project was a great read! Interesting, humorous, original; There are not enough positive adjectives in the dictionary to describe this book! I found it a really quick and easy read, the perfect thing to come home to after a long day at work.

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    5.0

    Great read

    By Sassy

    from Gladesville

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Story
    • Interesting Characters
    • Original Plot

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Rosie Project:

      I loved the non mainstream lead character, & the way the author uses him to showcase unusual characteristics, rather than marginalise him.

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      "With the demands of children and work, it's rare that I find myself so caught up in a novel that I literally cannot put it down--not for food nor for conversation nor even for sleep. Charming and delightful, I was so enamored of "The Rosie Project" that I read it in a single, marathon sitting." --Ayelet Waldman, author of "Red Hook Road," "Bad Mother," and "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits"

      ISBN: 9781476729091
      ISBN-10: 1476729093
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 295
      Published: 3rd June 2014
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.7  x 2.3
      Weight (kg): 0.27