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#1 frankie

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 10:00 AM

I couldn't find a thread for the author or the novel so I thought I'd start one, knowing a lot of members on here have read and loved The Rosie Project :smile2:

 

Here's part of the synopsis I found on Amazon

MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers...

 

 

Simsion has also written a sequel to the novel, called The Rosie Effect

 

 

I'm currently reading TRE and there have been quite a few funny things in the novel :D I have to share them with others who've read the book already: 

 

Page 21-22:

Spoiler

 

Page 98-104:

Spoiler


Edited by frankie, 01 March 2015 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 10:15 AM

I love The Rosie Project and really want to read The Rosie Effect.. I'll have to see when I have the funds to order it online, because I really want to read it and have it match with TRP (I want an English copy).

I'm glad you're enjoying TRE so far :).

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 08:15 PM

Page 21-22:

Spoiler

And as a response of this incident was

Spoiler

 

Page 98-104:

Spoiler

Oh dear, Don!!

Spoiler

 

There had been the Bluefin Tuna Incident. That was such a complicated scenario,

Spoiler

 

But then

Spoiler

 

Next was the idea of Don's to keep Rosie stress-free by

Spoiler

 

It's as good as the Rosie Project, but with more much sharp humour, I think.  :smile:


Edited by Marie H, 01 March 2015 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:20 AM

I'm reading The Rosie Effect at the moment, after thoroughly enjoying The Rosie Project. Although I don't think it's specifically mentioned, Don quite obviously has Asperger's and I find him such a lovable, endearing character, and very funny. I'm so glad he has friends that understand and support him through the ups and downs of his relationship with Rosie :blush2: 



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:42 AM

This book sounds really interesting! I have seen many people posting about it and I was curious. Now that I've read the synopsis, I think I'm going to see if it's available at my local library  :D



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 11:19 AM

Oh dear, Don!!

Spoiler



Spoiler

 
:rolol: 

 

But then

Spoiler


This one I didn't see coming at all! I thought oooooooh crap!!! :thud:
 
 

It's as good as the Rosie Project, but with more much sharp humour, I think.  :smile:


Most definitely! :yes:
 
 

I'm reading The Rosie Effect at the moment, after thoroughly enjoying The Rosie Project. Although I don't think it's specifically mentioned, Don quite obviously has Asperger's and I find him such a lovable, endearing character, and very funny. I'm so glad he has friends that understand and support him through the ups and downs of his relationship with Rosie :blush2: 

 
 Don is such a sweetheart :wub: And it's heartbreaking how you see what others don't see, how Don's doing everything with good intentions. We are able to see this because we know Don's reasoning, reading it from his perspective, but I bet if I didn't get to see things from his viewpoint, I would sometimes be at a loss with him. 

 

 

This book sounds really interesting! I have seen many people posting about it and I was curious. Now that I've read the synopsis, I think I'm going to see if it's available at my local library  

 

Did you find any copies? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!! :smile2:


Edited by frankie, 06 March 2015 - 11:20 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:15 PM

 

Did you find any copies? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!! :smile2:

 

YES! It wasn't at my library, but at one in the system so I had to wait a few days but I have it in my possession now!  :D



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:30 PM

That's awesome! I hope you can get to it soon! :smile2: 



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 11:26 PM

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  Don is such a sweetheart :wub: And it's heartbreaking how you see what others don't see, how Don's doing everything with good intentions. We are able to see this because we know Don's reasoning, reading it from his perspective, but I bet if I didn't get to see things from his viewpoint, I would sometimes be at a loss with him. 

 

 

 

 

 

That's such a good point Frankie, it makes him a sympathetic character and his actions seem perfectly understandable.  I think Simsion has either done a lot of research into Asperger's or he has first hand experience with it. It's very perceptively written.



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Posted 07 March 2015 - 08:12 AM

That's such a good point Frankie, it makes him a sympathetic character and his actions seem perfectly understandable.  I think Simsion has either done a lot of research into Asperger's or he has first hand experience with it. It's very perceptively written.

 

I agree, he's done an amazing job with the books re: Asperger's. Loads and loads of research. It would be really interesting to know if he knows someone with Asperger's... 

 

Edit: I finished the book last night and loved it. Would whole heartedly recommend it to anyone who's read the first novel :smile2:

 

Edit: Aha! His wife is professor Anne Buist, who's a professor of psychiatry (!! :) ) and who writes erotic fiction under the alias Simone Sinna.


Edited by frankie, 07 March 2015 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 09:08 AM

There's a lot I loved in The Rosie Effect book and I might come back to them later, but one thing I want to say now: a character in the novel says "What happens in Göteborg stays in Göteborg." I love it that they've kept the umlauts! I don't know, maybe they always do, but it's always a real pleasure to find a familiar word (one that is foreign to native English speakers) written as it is. In a book. :wub:

 

Okay, I can't help but quote a few things: 

 

 

p. 133

 

Spoiler

 

Ouch!! 

 

 

p. 388

 

Spoiler

Edited by frankie, 07 March 2015 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 02:35 PM

I think The Rosie Effect will be the next book I buy (online), when I have the money to do so. I desperately want to read this book and I want it on my shelf next to my copy of The Rosie Project.

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Frankie :).

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 07:44 PM

I agree, he's done an amazing job with the books re: Asperger's. Loads and loads of research. It would be really interesting to know if he knows someone with Asperger's... 

 

Edit: Aha! His wife is professor Anne Buist, who's a professor of psychiatry (!! :) ) and who writes erotic fiction under the alias Simone Sinna.

 

First hand information then. Does it strike you as strange that a psychiatrist should write erotic fiction?



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 09:25 AM

First hand information then. Does it strike you as strange that a psychiatrist should write erotic fiction?

 

I guess at first, but then again, stranger things have happened :D 



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:36 AM

Well I've taken a bit of money from my savings and ordered The Rosie Effect from BD. It'll probably take a bit of time to get here but it should hopefully be the one with a matching size and cover to my copy of The Rosie Project. I really want to read it now very soon.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 09:33 AM

I forgot to mention that when I was reading about Graeme Simsion on his website, it said that he was writing a new book, but going by the title, it's not related to Don. It'll be interesting to see what he comes up with next! 



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 01:22 AM

Currently checking prices to buy The Rosie Effect.  :exc: The only problem is that if I buy that one I will want to buy the first book too because I can't have just one part of the series...



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:31 AM

I forgot to mention that when I was reading about Graeme Simsion on his website, it said that he was writing a new book, but going by the title, it's not related to Don. It'll be interesting to see what he comes up with next!

 
Nice, I hope it will be interesting too :).
 

Currently checking prices to buy The Rosie Effect.  :exc: The only problem is that if I buy that one I will want to buy the first book too because I can't have just one part of the series...


That makes a lot of sense. I ordered my copy from the BookDepository for just under 10 euros. Amazon.co.uk is selling it for quite cheap but the shipping is expensive to here and the pound vs. euro is pretty high at the moment also. Bol.com is selling the book too but for a higher price. I don't know about the United States, maybe you are able to find a copy of both books for not so much money.



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 12:38 AM

 
Nice, I hope it will be interesting too :).
 


That makes a lot of sense. I ordered my copy from the BookDepository for just under 10 euros. Amazon.co.uk is selling it for quite cheap but the shipping is expensive to here and the pound vs. euro is pretty high at the moment also. Bol.com is selling the book too but for a higher price. I don't know about the United States, maybe you are able to find a copy of both books for not so much money.

 

Yeah no such luck :(

 

Each book is like $17 which is WAAYYYY beyond my price range. 

 

edit: Just put The Rosie Effect on hold. Will pick it up Saturday  :exc:  :jump:  :lol:


Edited by BSchultz19, 13 March 2015 - 12:49 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:08 AM

edit: Just put The Rosie Effect on hold. Will pick it up Saturday  :exc:  :jump:  :lol:

 

Awesome awesome awesome! :D 






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