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The Rosie Project - 9781405912792

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  • Product code: AIORG
  • ISBN: 9781405912792
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 352
  • Publish date: 02/01/2014

The Rosie Project (Paperback)

The Rosie Project - 9781405912792

Graeme Simsion

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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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Product Details

  • Product code: AIORG
  • ISBN: 9781405912792
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 352
  • Publish date: 02/01/2014

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A poor mans Sheldon, I'd rather read Big Bang -

While this novel was an enjoyable and easy read I felt throughout that it was both missing something and trying to be something it wasn't. On reading an interview with the author, Graeme Simsion, it became clear that the book was indeed trying to be something it wasn't. This novel was originally penned by Simsion as the screenplay for a feature-length comedy and was only rewritten as a book when he realised that the costs of producing a film made the likelihood of success less likely than if he were to aim lower and attempt to get his work published on paper instead. This discovery made me feel that the whole experience of reading The Rosie Project had been a little false, in places a little disloyal in fact. Whole scenes from the book felt as though they had in fact been written to be watched rather than read, and the whole novel is quite clearly geared towards being recognised as a good candidate for film adaptation. Which, it turns out, is exactly what is happening, with Simsion himself - apparently signed up to write again the screenplay. In terms of what was missing from this novel, my husband summed it up perfectly - while he is an interesting character, Don is basically just a poor man's Sheldon. Id rather just watch Big Bang.

Fictions, 10/03/2015


Sheldon Cooper in book form -

Light-hearted, fun and an enjoyable read. Though I did groan slightly when I realised it was part of a series, would have made an excellent stand-alone.

Rachel, Confessions of a Book Geek, 31/12/2014


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