The Rosie Project: A Novel

The Rosie Project: A Novel

by Graeme Simsion

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ISBN-13: 9781476729107
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 577
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children.

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The Rosie Project 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 357 reviews.
MomcatKL More than 1 year ago
The book was absolutely delightful. I didn’t want to put it down once I started reading. The author has done an outstanding job creating realistic likeable characters, or in one case, a true scuzzball. All of the main characters grow and develop over the course of the story as they learn from their experiences. I found myself rooting for Don, the main character, and Rosie each step of their journey to find a wife for Don and Rosie’s biological father. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book with endearing but also complex characters and a story that is inspiring without being sappy. Don is a professor of genetics at a university. He is also definitely on the autism spectrum although he does not seem to realize that he is. He wants to find a wife but the problem is he has never even been on a date. So in his usual methodical manner he decides to create the Wife Project, a sixteen-page questionnaire designed to find his perfect partner. It does not go over well with the women he meets. Another professor at the university, one of his two friends, takes a look at the questionnaire and its results suggests that he send Don a candidate. He sends Rosie to meet Don. Rosie is one her own quest to find her biological father and needs help from a geneticist. Don decides very quickly that Rosie is not a potential wife but he offers it help her try to find her father. The two of them embark on a whirlwind adventure of discovery mostly about who they really are and how you can’t decide ahead of time who you will fall in love with. Disclosure: I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.
PattyWPW More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. I loved it. It is told from the point of view of Don. He is a professor and has Asperger's. It a funny, lovely romance. Don did not think he would ever be able to find a wife for himself as he is not good in social situations. As he says at the beginning of the book, he has 2 friends, Gene and his wife, 4 if he counts their children. But another tells him he would make a good husband so he creates the "Wife Project". This in turn leads him to Rosie. Please read this book if you like funny romances with a bit of a twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read that is perfect mix of science, drama, comedy and romance. I would best descibe it as what it would be like if Sheldon Cooper was trying to find a wife. Science and structure rule over the main character Don, but his world gets flipped topsy when Rosie comes into the picture. Funny read with plenty of sarcasm and wit and just the right amount of mush. Side note: met the author at a book signing in Nashville TN: incredibly nice bloke. Just as funny as you'd imagine. You should buy his book. It is a fabulous read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You're in for a real treat with this one! No spoilers...just kick back and enjoy. Hilarious and moving, ya gotta love it! One of the most original love stories I've ever read! Enough it!
slcilm More than 1 year ago
This is not just an amazing read but it is also brilliantly written. The main characters quirkiness will win your heart and you will find yourself rooting for him thru the entire book. "Rosie" is masterfully written character. She is trendy, smart, savy, and surprisingly perfect. In today's crazy,odd, scary world of dating "Dons" approach and follow thru is genius. This is a quick read so it makes it perfect for a vacation book or a simple long weekend mind getaway. I read, also, Sony has optioned it for a movie! This would be amazing on the big screen. Happy reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 10 on a scale from 1-5! One of the best books I've read in years! It's perfect for both a casual reader and a university classroom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt want it to enD!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was learly of buying this book due to poor reviews, but since it was only a couple bucks, I took the chance. So glad I did! If you don't know/work with people with ASD, you might not "get" this book, and that would be your loss. A great exploration of how sometimes it is us "neurotypicals" who are the ones that are REALLY screwed up. I don't usually write reviews, but this book deserved one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can literally count on both hands the number of "page-turners" I've read in my nearly 40 years of life. This book was one of them...I could not put it down! A compelling and smart romantic comedy, The Rosie Project will delight anyone who is a romantic at heart!
Cootie62 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Enjoyable, quick read.  I was rooting for Don throughout. Some strong language was the only negative in my opinion. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have clients with ocd and issues like these characters, so it was written realistically. Very cute book, only thing is, I saw a lot of the situations ahead of time, so the author needs to not 'telegraph' the next scenario so well, before it starts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Not your normal love story. Really hated that I finished the book. Some parts are laugh out funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book very much. If you like "The Big Bang Theory" you will like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an unusually clever story that tugs at all your emotions. You are intrigued, amused and literally invested in the main character and his journey from the first page. One of those books where you hate to reach the last page. I'd recommend this book for readers who enjoy interesting characters,observational and often unintentional humor and a fresh, non-formula story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well Bill Gates rated it his top 6 so I had to read.!!!....fabulous and agreed could not put it down!!! Need a movie but who would play the main!???? Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read. I loved the professor. He was adorkably loveable but if I knew him in real life I'd probably run very fast the other way. The book actually requires you to suspend logic to buy the set up. Not in that Don could not really be that clueless or even that his friends would be so one-dimensional, but the entire premise of Rosie trying to find her biological father is flawed. If Don was as brilliant of scientist as he was portrayed, and if Rosie was as bright as her MCAT score showed, and if her mother was an actual M.D., there would be no way that we would have had to wait until the end of the book for them to realize their flawed reasoning behind the quest for the bio father. That knowledge did not detract from my enjoyment of the book however.  The author did a good job of immersing the reader into Don's world, and I look forward to visiting his revamped planet when the sequel comes out.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a super cute and entertaining book. I laughed out loud several times. This is not normally my genre but I really enjoyed this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful and fun; when I first read it I thought it was unlike anything else I'd read but maybe it fits the John Irving mold a bit (his better earlier ones). But in this one you genuinely laugh out loud in a number of scenes. Will never think of a virgin margarita in quite the same way...
emichelle More than 1 year ago
A hilarious book, so fun and heartwarming. I've recommended it to friends, and all agree!
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
This was a very entertaining book. You know from the beginning that The Wife Project will probably be a disaster, but it was fun to see how it led Don to interact with a variety of women he normally would not have even spoken to. The Father Project adds an element of mystery that keeps you guessing throughout the book. I enjoyed seeing Don's character change as he realized he wanted more out of life and that it was worth making the effort to win over Rosie. There were also some heartbreaking moments before it was all said and done. It helps if you've seen Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory to get an idea of Don's speech patterns and mannerisms, but Don definitely has his own personality. The character may be a stereotype, but it does give you an appreciation for the challenges faced by people on the autism spectrum.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can you say about The Rosie Project that has not been expressed by others? This book made me laugh out loud which was a perfect antidote to holiday stress. Very engaging characters and an enjoyable plot. I look forward to more from this author.
busybeeND More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected, but oh so good. Sometimes you have to get off the beaten track of mysteries, etc. This book took me there with very enjoyable twists and turns. Well done, and enlightening about Aspergers.
kelly1210 More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book.  It's so different and the main characters, Don and Rosie, are delightful.  Don takes some getting used to, but he definitely grows on you.  Also, if you like the concept of Big Bang Theory, you'll find that here.  It was originally written as a script and I can definitely see it becoming a movie.  Can't wait!  And, read a full chapter or two before giving up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend The Rosie Project. It was original and well written. I loved every minute of it.