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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
This book was alternately revealing, funny and moving. The gradual description of the storyteller's everyday life with its many fixed and immutable tasks was well told. We had this book recently in our book group and it raised a lot of discussion about autism, Asperger's and general social behaviour of the so-called normal population. Some genuinely funny and farcical events which caused laugh out loud reactions.. There was general agreement that the ending was implausible and looked contrived but apart from that I would strongly recommend the book.
Roseanna (The Martin Beck series, Book 1) by Maj Sj÷wall
2.0 out of 5 stars Police tedium, 8 May 2014
Disappointing and very slow. The style was stolid, possibly due to the translation. The actual storyline was good, but all the action was crammed for no apparent reason into the last 2-3 chaptes. I shan't be reading any more in the Martin Beck series.
The Rosie Project: by Graeme Simsion -- Sidekick by BookBuddy
4.0 out of 5 stars Asperger's explained?, 2 April 2014
An unexpectedly funny book, with the lead character alternately amusing, sad and always entertaining. Made me think sympathetically about aspects of behaviour that seem thoughtless and uncaring at first sight. The end seemed too good to be true, but otherwise a really good thought-provoking read.

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