The Rosie Project

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9780718178123: The Rosie Project

'Marvellous' John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

'Adorable... A gem of a book' Marian Keyes

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobsters...

Meet Don Tillman.

Don is getting married.

He just doesn't know who to yet.

But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman.

One thing he already knows, though, is that it's not Rosie.

Absolutely, completely, definitely not.

Telling the story of Rosie and Don, Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project is an international phenomenon, sold in over thirty countries - and counting.

Don Tillman is a socially challenged genetics professor who's decided the time has come to find a wife. His questionnaire is intended to weed out anyone who's unsuitable. The trouble is, Don has rather high standards and doesn't really do flexible so, despite lots of takers - he looks like Gregory Peck - he's not having much success in identifying The One.

When Rosie Jarman comes to his office, Don assumes it's to apply for the Wife Project - and duly discounts her on the grounds she smokes, drinks, doesn't eat meat, and is incapable of punctuality. However, Rosie has no interest in becoming Mrs Tillman and is actually there to enlist Don's assistance in a professional capacity: to help her find her biological father.

Sometimes, though, you don't find love: love finds you...

Like The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a truly distinctive debut. 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, it's both funny and endearing - and is set to become the feel-good novel of 2013...

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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Recensione:

Adorable . . . Really funny and heart-warming, a gem of a book ( Marian Keyes)

Don Tillman is one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time ( The Times)

A sweet, funny rom-com . . . You'll be willing Don and Rosie on every step of the way ( Marie Claire)

Marvellous. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming ( John Boyne, author of The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas)

Touching and laugh-out-loud funny -- think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time meets Silver Linings Playbook ( Stylist)

A hilarious, unlikely romance with heartbreaking twists ( Easy Living)

An upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read ( Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand)

One of the quirkiest, most adorable novels I've come across . . . Thoughtful and fun, very different and utterly charming -- a brilliant first novel ( NZ Herald on Sunday)

Original, charming and very funny ( Woman & Home)

I absolutely loved The Rosie Project -- original and clever, and perfectly written.The world is going to fall in love with Don and Rosie ( Jill Mansell)

A poignant, funny novel about how you don't find love; it finds you ( Glamour)

Laugh-out loud funny, poignant and so ingenious and compelling you feel as if you want to jump into the world of the novel and join in ( Australian Women's Weekly)

Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and he keeps us laughing like hell ( Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook)

Genuinely funny; you'll laugh out loud ( Essentials)

An endearing, funny book, a quirky love story, and a must read for 2013 ( Australian Daily Telegraph)

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)

Good-hearted, pacy and thoroughly enjoyable ( Guardian)

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)

A very funny and touching love story ( Sunday Express)

Don Tillman will exasperate, delight and immerse you in a world so original, in a story so compelling, I defy you not to read through the night. Glorious ( Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker's Wife)

Funny, endearing, and pure, wonderful escapism ( Independent)

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)

A swift, amusing read, with Don's mixture of absolute directness and emotional incomprehension providing lots of laughs ( Evening Standard)

If you like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time you'll love The Rosie Project

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The best, most honestly told love story I've read in a long time ( Kristin Hannah)

L'autore:

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 taught at four Australian universities. He is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children.

The Rosie Project was originally written as a screenplay, and won the Australian Writers Guild/Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010. As a novel, it won the 2012 Victorian Premier's award for an unpublished fiction manuscript.

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