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The Rosie Project: A Novel Hardcover – October 1, 2013
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"Truly Madly Guilty" by Liane Moriarty
The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, about how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late. Learn more | See author page
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Do you DISlike the way the Sheldon character on the TV show Big Bang Theory is written? If YES, then STOP. You will probably not like the book. If NO (i.e., you like the Sheldon character), then continue.
Do you have strong opinions about how a character with Asperger's should behave? If YES, then STOP. I've read some reviews by people who felt that the protagonist, Don Tillman, is unbelievable because he does things and responds to things in ways that someone with Asperger's wouldn't do. (I don't want to say what those things are, because it could be spoiler-y.) If NO, then continue.
(I do want to note that it's never stated explicitly that Don has Asperger's. Certainly he is lacking in social skills, has everything in his life organized and analyzed for maximum efficiency, and emotions are troublesome for him. But I don't think there is some kind of pattern book that people with Asperger's have to follow. I just looked at Don as an individual, and went with the flow of the book.)
Do you enjoy quirky, whimsical humor and romantic comedy? If NO, then STOP. If yes, then continue to the "Look Inside" feature on Amazon's product page, go to Chapter 2 and read the description of Don's talk "Genetic Precursors to Autism Spectrum Disorders." Just that couple of pages should tell you all you need to know, finally, about whether this will be a good reading choice for you.
I got a big kick out of the book. It's just a bouncy, character-driven story, and a feel-good romantic comedy. But NOT chick lit; my husband thought it was one of the most entertaining books he's read in quite awhile.
Scientists meet in Australia and blossom in New York; sounds familiar.
Six years in the making and every minute worthwhile.
Read post-op and stitches still in place, but just.
More twists than a good murder story, more laughs and resonating chuckles than any recent film, more food for thought than eat, pray, love etc.
Unlikely premise for a long book, but wish it was much longer.
Will share with my friend, lend to my therapist, all in one go.
Minimalist text works well for Graeme, will need to attend his workshop.
Five minutes over; must improve typing skills before doing this again.
The first two reviews here say it well. This is a wonderful book that is easy to read out loud. The characters stay with you for a long time after putting the book down. It is great on a second read, as there are so many clever innovations in the plot and text.
But most of all, the main characters are delightful, the pace is just right and there is much that I learnt about genetics and myself along the way. Have no doubt, most will enjoy this book and, I suspect, slip it to that son who sometimes despairs of the best way to find a lifelong partner.
Little wonder that the book won a major prize in Victoria for the best unpublished manuscript in 2012.
As a forecaster, I would invest in the stocks of Text Publishing who are translating the book into 30 languages. The book has universal appeal.
Total 12 minutes - will have to adjust tomorrow's schedule to make up. Please empathise with me!
Simsion has created a very funny novel which also has the reader thinking about emotion and logic, love and friendship, conventionality and non-conformists, and what it takes to modify one's behaviour. This is a fast-paced love story with an interesting twist. Simsion's characters have plenty of depth and the fact that none of them is perfect adds to their appeal. While Don may be wired differently (mentally assessing the age and BMI of everyone he meets, reacting to stress with a spreadsheet or a schedule), he has integrity, focus, enthusiasm and determination, and it is impossible not to feel empathy with him even while laughing at his missteps. And impossible not to shed a tear when he suspects he is incapable of love and therefore unacceptable.Read more ›
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Great fun. Highly entertaining, heart warming and comical. I love that the book is told from the perspective of a guy with Aspergers Syndrome. Really unique and creative. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lisa Montanaro
This is a light and lively little story which is rather humorous. Written from the perspective of an Asperger's person, it manages to be ironically humorous without being mean. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Plumeria
A truly captivating book, that is great for everyone to read! If you enjoyed, Born on A Blue Day, or, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, then this is a must read!Published 1 day ago by Melissa
I was loughing mostly from the principle of precision and how people like it. Quick to read and mostly funnyPublished 1 day ago by HP
This was a book club selection and we all liked the book, hands down! Well written! Held my interest to the end. Unusual theme and characters makes for an interesting read. Read morePublished 1 day ago by StarZ
Pretty good. It was light and enjoyable after reading a very heavy book before it. I thought it odd that the author seemed to lead us to the conclusion that Don had Asperger's,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by leigh lombard
What fun! Boy meets girl, university style... Or, rather, man meets woman, but he has Asperger's Syndrome and she has issues, so it takes them a while to learn a few things about... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Restless Voyager