The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion

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Read The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) Online Free - 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.

Title : The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
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ISBN : 1476729085
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 295 pages


ALPHAreader rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2013

‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion is so wonderful. I’m going to attempt to enumerate my enjoyment of the novel; 1. Don Tillman is an Associate Professor of genetics at the University of Melbourne. He has a black-belt in Akikido, and can cook a mean lobster salad. He also has Asperger syndrome...

Tatiana rated it ★★★★☆

October 10, 2013

Sheldon in love. Adorable and fun. Probably one of the most enjoyable chick lit books I've read, ironically, written by a man. On the other hand, not nearly enough sex in it.

Richard rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 23, 2014

This does for Autism what Pretty Woman did for prostitutes. It uses it for entertainment, it plays on it for laughter. It's a 1970's sitcom of a book. The character of (Shel)Don feels like little more that fan-fiction of The Big Bang Theory and Rosie seems like the perfect emulation of The Cool Gi...

Angela rated it ★★★☆☆

July 17, 2014

What a shame! What a shame Graeme Simsion wrote this offering "quickly" and that he went with a "comedy rather than a drama". What a shame that the opportunity to educate and illuminate was squandered and traded for gratuitous laughs ,extreme generalisations and blatant stereotyping. My initial deli...

Sam rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 24, 2016

Don Tillman is an Associate Professor of Genetics with (probably) Asperger’s Syndrome who has decided that, as he is nearing 40, he will solve “the wife problem” (ie. not being married) by creating a questionnaire that will ascertain, for him, the perfect wife and then marry her. That is until he...

Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ rated it ★★★★☆

January 20, 2018

Actual rating : 3.5 stars From the moment I finished it I knew I had one critical task to perform : To review this project book. Although the timing is particularly annoying, I realized that the several options I faced made my choice incredibly clear. Not reviewing this book, resulting in damage...

Ruth rated it ★★★★★

April 10, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very amusing and clever. The protagonist Don is definitely a clichéd version of someone with Asperger's, but I think he had to be for the purposes of the novel. He sits on the very end of the spectrum and embodies every single stereotypical attribute of an A...

Fabian rated it ★★★★☆

November 14, 2017

Ultracharming & very very, uh, cute. The singular voice of the main character is enough to convince the reader that a love story exists in anything. This rom-com takes some DNA from various films, especially 1997's "As Good As It Gets." Worth a read, its verry likely to become a film soon (th...

Paula rated it ★★★★★

January 30, 2013

How addictive was this book? I read it in a day - a day when I should have been doing other things. It's a fun, quirky and erudite love story. It's laugh-out-loud funny and unexpectedly touching. Don is a wonderfully offbeat narrative character and Rosie is his perfect foil. Graeme Simsion writes b...

Maureen rated it ★★★★☆

May 30, 2016

I actually ended up enjoying this book much more than I originally thought I would. At the forefront it seems extremely sexist and not that great plot-wise, but it definitely addresses those issues and works through them with character development, which I found to be fantastic. The only thing I'm...

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