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The Rosie Project: Don Tillman 1 (Don Tillman Series) by [Simsion, Graeme]
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"Charming, funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book."--Marian Keyes, bestselling author of The Brightest Star in the Sky and This Charming Man

""TheRosie Project" isthe best, most honestly told love story I've read in a long time."--Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of Fly Away and Home Front

"Graeme Simsion has achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero. I wanted to race through "The Rosie Project", but had to make myself slow down from my usual reading pace, because of the number of sly jokes that I almost missed. A lovely, original, and very funny read."--Jojo Moyes, New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

If you're looking for sparkling entertainment along the lines of "Where'd You Go Bernadette "and "When Harry Met Sally", "The Rosie Project" is this season's fix. --Heller McAlpin "NPR.org "

The hype is justified. Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel. --The Washington Post

"If you're looking for sparkling entertainment along the lines of "Where'd You Go Bernadette "and "When Harry Met Sally", "The Rosie Project" is this season's fix."--Heller McAlpin "NPR.org "

"The hype is justified. Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel."--The Washington Post

"Filled with humor and plenty of heart, "The Rosie Project" is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we're wired, just want to fit in."
--"Chicago Tribune"

""The Rosie Project" opens as strongly as any comic novel I've read in a long time. . . . The book roars at high speed to its conclusion. . . . A highfunctioning but emotionally illiterate guy like Don makes a perfect unreliable narrator. . . . Happily, Simsion doesn't give Don an unbelievable emotional makeover. Our man just learns to live by a more complicated algorithm."
--"Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel"

"Funny, touching, and hard to put down, "The Rosie Project" is certain to entertain even as readers delve into deep themes. For a book about a logic-based quest for love, it has a lot of heart. . . . [an] immensely enjoyable novel."
--"Booklist "(starred review)

""The Rosie Project" is the best, most honestly told love story I've read in a long time."
--Kristin Hannah, author of "Fly Away" and "Home Front"

""The Rosie Project" is an upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read. As the novel makes its logically irrefutable progression, readers will become enchanted by what may well be the world's first rigorously evidence-based romantic comedy."
--Chris Cleave, author of "Little Bee" and "Gold"

"I wanted to race through "The Rosie Project" but had to make myself slow down from my usual reading pace, because of the number of sly jokes that I almost missed. A lovely, original, and very funny read."
--Jojo Moyes, author of "Me Before You"

Filled with humor and plenty of heart, "The Rosie Project" is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we re wired, just want to fit in.
"Chicago Tribune""

"The Rosie Project" opens as strongly as any comic novel I ve read in a long time. . . . The book roars at high speed to its conclusion. . . . A highfunctioning but emotionally illiterate guy like Don makes a perfect unreliable narrator. . . . Happily, Simsion doesn t give Don an unbelievable emotional makeover. Our man just learns to live by a more complicated algorithm.
"Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel""

Funny, touching, and hard to put down, "The Rosie Project" is certain to entertain even as readers delve into deep themes. For a book about a logic-based quest for love, it has a lot of heart. . . . [an] immensely enjoyable novel.
"Booklist "(starred review)"

"The Rosie Project" is the best, most honestly told love story I ve read in a long time.
Kristin Hannah, author of "Fly Away" and "Home Front""

"The Rosie Project" is an upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read. As the novel makes its logically irrefutable progression, readers will become enchanted by what may well be the world s first rigorously evidence-based romantic comedy.
Chris Cleave, author of "Little Bee" and "Gold""

I wanted to race through "The Rosie Project" but had to make myself slow down from my usual reading pace, because of the number of sly jokes that I almost missed. A lovely, original, and very funny read.
Jojo Moyes, author of "Me Before You""

Sometimes you just need a smart love story that will make anyone, man or woman, laugh out loud.
San Francisco Chronicle"

Move over, Sheldon Cooper. There s a new brilliant, socially inept scientist poised to win over a huge audience, and his name is Don Tillman, in The Rosie Project. . . . It s not surprising that debut novelist Graeme Simsion has a background in science The Rosie Project, already a success in Australia, seems almost precision engineered to keep readers turning pages. But unlike its unexpectedly lovable hero, this rom-com is bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and intentional humor. (A )
Entertainment Weekly"

It s natural to be wary of a novel that s been the target of such gushy praise. Publishers in at least thirty-eight countries have snapped up the rights to The Rosie Project, which has been touted as a publishing phenomenon, an international sensation and no less than the feel-good hit of 2013. Well, squelch your inner cynic: the hype is justified. Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel. . . . This is classic rom-com.
The Washington Post"

Simsion s attention to detail brings to life Don s wonderful, weird world. Instead of using Don s Asperger s syndrome as a fault, or a lead-in to a tragic turn of events, Simsion creates a heartwarming story of an extraordinary man learning to live in an ordinary world, and to love. As Don would say, this book is great fun.
USA Today"

An utterly winning screwball comedy. . . . If you re looking for sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where d You Go, Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally, The Rosie Project is this season s fix. . . . This charming, warmhearted escapade, which celebrates the havoc and pleasure emotions can unleash, offers amusement aplenty. Sharp dialogue, terrific pacing, physical hijinks, slapstick, a couple to root for, and more twists than a pack of Twizzlers it s no surprise that The Rosie Project is bound for the big screen. But read it first.
NPR.org"

Filled with humor and plenty of heart, The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we re wired, just want to fit in.
Chicago Tribune"

One of the year s most promising and original novelists.
The Wall Street Journal"

The Rosie Project opens as strongly as any comic novel I ve read in a long time. . . . The book roars at high speed to its conclusion. . . . A highfunctioning but emotionally illiterate guy like Don makes a perfect unreliable narrator. . . . Happily, Simsion doesn t give Don an unbelievable emotional makeover. Our man just learns to live by a more complicated algorithm.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel"

Funny, touching, and hard to put down, The Rosie Project is certain to entertain even as readers delve into deep themes. For a book about a logic-based quest for love, it has a lot of heart. . . . [an] immensely enjoyable novel.
Booklist (starred review)"

Read-out-loud laughter begins by page two in Simsion s debut novel about a thirty-nine-year-old genetics professor with Asperger s but utterly unaware of it looking to solve his Wife Problem. . . . What follows are his utterly clueless but more often thoroughly charming exploits in exploring his capacity for romance. . . . This novel is perfectly timed.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Polished debut fiction. . . . Simsion can plot a story, set a scene, write a sentence, finesse a detail. A pity more popular fiction isn t this well written. . . . A sparkling, laugh-out-loud novel.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

[A] bright, whip-snappingly funny romantic comedy. . . . Readers, too, will push eagerly through the narrative, and at the end they ll have one thought: thank goodness there s a sequel.
Library Journal"

Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell.
Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook"

The Rosie Project is the best, most honestly told love story I ve read in a long time.
Kristin Hannah, author of Fly Away and Home Front"

A world so original, in a story so compelling, I defy you not to read through the night. Read this glorious novel now, in the moment, where it lives.
Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker s Wife"

The Rosie Project is an upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read. As the novel makes its logically irrefutable progression, readers will become enchanted by what may well be the world s first rigorously evidence-based romantic comedy.
Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee and Gold"

This clever and joyful book charmed me from the first. Professor Tillman is an unlikely romantic hero but a brave, winning soul, and his quest to find a wife goes to show that rationality is no match for love.
Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements"

Graeme Simsion has created an unforgettable and charming character unique in fiction. Don Tillman is on a quirky, often hilarious, always sincere quest to logically discover what is ultimately illogical love. Written in a superbly pitch-perfect voice, The Rosie Project had me cheering for Don on every page. I m madly in love with this book! Trust me, you will be, too.
Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice and Left Neglected"

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"

Although there are many laughs to be found in this marvelous novel, The Rosie Project is a serious reflection on our need for companionship and identity. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming.
John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

Charming, funny, and heartwarming, a gem of a book.
Marian Keyes, author of The Brightest Star in the Sky and This Charming Man"

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, author of the Shopaholic series and Wedding Night"

I wanted to race through The Rosie Project but had to make myself slow down from my usual reading pace, because of the number of sly jokes that I almost missed. A lovely, original, and very funny read.
Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You"

"Sometimes you just need a smart love story that will make anyone, man or woman, laugh out loud."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"Move over, Sheldon Cooper. There's a new brilliant, socially inept scientist poised to win over a huge audience, and his name is Don Tillman, in The Rosie Project. . . . It's not surprising that debut novelist Graeme Simsion has a background in science--The Rosie Project, already a success in Australia, seems almost precision engineered to keep readers turning pages. But unlike its unexpectedly lovable hero, this rom-com is bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and intentional humor." (A-)
--Entertainment Weekly

"It's natural to be wary of a novel that's been the target of such gushy praise. Publishers in at least thirty-eight countries have snapped up the rights to The Rosie Project, which has been touted as a 'publishing phenomenon, ' an 'international sensation' and no less than 'the feel-good hit of 2013.' Well, squelch your inner cynic: the hype is justified. Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel. . . . This is classic rom-com."
--The Washington Post

"Simsion's attention to detail brings to life Don's wonderful, weird world. Instead of using Don's Asperger's syndrome as a fault, or a lead-in to a tragic turn of events, Simsion creates a heartwarming story of an extraordinary man learning to live in an ordinary world, and to love. As Don would say, this book is 'great fun.'"
--USA Today

"An utterly winning screwball comedy. . . . If you're looking for sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where'd You Go, Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally, The Rosie Project is this season's fix. . . . This charming, warmhearted escapade, which celebrates the havoc--and pleasure--emotions can unleash, offers amusement aplenty. Sharp dialogue, terrific pacing, physical hijinks, slapstick, a couple to root for, and more twists than a pack of Twizzlers--it's no surprise that The Rosie Project is bound for the big screen. But read it first."
--NPR.org

"Filled with humor and plenty of heart, The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we're wired, just want to fit in."
--Chicago Tribune

"One of the year's most promising and original novelists."
--The Wall Street Journal

"The Rosie Project opens as strongly as any comic novel I've read in a long time. . . . The book roars at high speed to its conclusion. . . . A highfunctioning but emotionally illiterate guy like Don makes a perfect unreliable narrator. . . . Happily, Simsion doesn't give Don an unbelievable emotional makeover. Our man just learns to live by a more complicated algorithm."
--Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

"Funny, touching, and hard to put down, The Rosie Project is certain to entertain even as readers delve into deep themes. For a book about a logic-based quest for love, it has a lot of heart. . . . [an] immensely enjoyable novel."
--Booklist (starred review)

"Read-out-loud laughter begins by page two in Simsion's debut novel about a thirty-nine-year-old genetics professor with Asperger's--but utterly unaware of it--looking to solve his Wife Problem. . . . What follows are his utterly clueless but more often thoroughly charming exploits in exploring his capacity for romance. . . . This novel is perfectly timed."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Polished debut fiction. . . . Simsion can plot a story, set a scene, write a sentence, finesse a detail. A pity more popular fiction isn't this well written. . . . A sparkling, laugh-out-loud novel."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[A] bright, whip-snappingly funny romantic comedy. . . . Readers, too, will push eagerly through the narrative, and at the end they'll have one thought: thank goodness there's a sequel."
--Library Journal

"Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell."
--Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook

"The Rosie Project is the best, most honestly told love story I've read in a long time."
--Kristin Hannah, author of Fly Away and Home Front

"A world so original, in a story so compelling, I defy you not to read through the night. Read this glorious novel now, in the moment, where it lives."
--Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker's Wife

"The Rosie Project is an upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read. As the novel makes its logically irrefutable progression, readers will become enchanted by what may well be the world's first rigorously evidence-based romantic comedy."
--Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee and Gold

"This clever and joyful book charmed me from the first. Professor Tillman is an unlikely romantic hero but a brave, winning soul, and his quest to find a wife goes to show that rationality is no match for love."
--Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements

"Graeme Simsion has created an unforgettable and charming character unique in fiction. Don Tillman is on a quirky, often hilarious, always sincere quest to logically discover what is ultimately illogical--love. Written in a superbly pitch-perfect voice, The Rosie Project had me cheering for Don on every page. I'm madly in love with this book! Trust me, you will be, too."
--Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice and Left Neglected

"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

"Although there are many laughs to be found in this marvelous novel, The Rosie Project is a serious reflection on our need for companionship and identity. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming."
--John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

"Charming, funny, and heartwarming, a gem of a book."
--Marian Keyes, author of The Brightest Star in the Sky and This Charming Man

"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, author of the Shopaholic series and Wedding Night

"I wanted to race through The Rosie Project but had to make myself slow down from my usual reading pace, because of the number of sly jokes that I almost missed. A lovely, original, and very funny read."
--Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (11 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B2FLDRQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,879 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,368 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I enjoyed the first third of this book very much indeed. It conveyed an hard working, brave and kind man, doing his best under great difficulties. However, it did not completely fulfill the author's potential (for me).
I got a bit muddled with the drawn out DNA testing and couldn't be bothered to go back and reread the puzzling bits. Also, his own diagnosis (sort of "diagnosis") came much too late. I found the ending unsatisfying, particularly for the main female character (who we fidnt really get to know).
As well as this, I don't think the last two thirds of the book found the balance between the strengths (e.g. kindness, intelligence) and pain (eg of being often misunderstood, hence, loneliness and the under-achievement of a super-intelligent person) of the main character.
In spite of this, the book does have charm. It would be good for discussion within a book group.
Note: I have ADHD, dyslexia and clinical depression (I'm a laugh a minute!) so may have a different perspective to some people.
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This was a book club choice and I am so glad it was. Funny, romantic yet sad in its own way, Simsion takes us on a journey through the eyes of a unique individual. Seeing life in this way makes a simple story all the more entertaining. The main characters were well thought through, thoroughly believable and well crafted. This is the most entertaining book I've read in ages, and although I found remembering the varied characters in the father project, that did not detract from the great story.
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I found it quite difficult to rate this book - there's nothing wrong with it per se but as someone who enjoys watching The Big Bang Theory, I felt that this read exactly like a script for an episode of that programme. I couldn't get Sheldon Cooper out of my head as Don!!! I would love to have read it as someone unfamiliar with The Big Bang Theory and i'm sure I would have given it a couple more stars but as it stands I was slightly bored reading it and I doubt i'll bother reading the next in the series.
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I found this book a real treat - brought to mind some people that I know that are similar, and made me smile. Want to read more in the series.
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Lovely book. Don and Rosie are great characters, they feel like real people and you want things to go well for them. I loved Don's questionnaire, and while reading the book I had total empathy with his way of thinking.

I enjoyed it from start to finish - an easy read, quirky and endearing, made me laugh several times, great quality of writing. A book I would thoroughly recommend.
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Not my usual type of read,just wanted something simple for a journey.
However I chuckled at its uniqueness and enjoyed the idiosyncrasies of Don very much while cheering him and Rosie on.look forward to more.
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The protagonist lives an ordered life functioning somewhere on the autistic scale. It was an interesting idea.
I wanted to know whether the author had any experience of adults who have autistic characteristics ?
To me the plot was more entertaining than educational- I am not sure if it's accurate.

IT was disappointing at the end of the novel not have any of my questions answered, instead a detailed description of people who supported/ edited/ encouraged the author.
Read it and enjoy- but don't take it too seriously.
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I don't think I have ever warmed to a character so quickly as Don Tillman.

This book was a lovely surprise and one I'm sure I'll revisit.

I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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