The Rosie Project Anyone?

(18 Posts)
BaconAndAvocado Thu 10-Jul-14 22:25:47

What can I say Jilted ? I'm easily pleased smile

5madthings Thu 10-Jul-14 13:23:45

I liked it but I thought it was very cliched, and the way he makes all the changes for rosie rather too easily was irritating. Don was like a caricature of someone with aspergers and that was annoying.

It us a nice read though.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 10-Jul-14 13:20:12

smile at bacon.

BaconAndAvocado Thu 10-Jul-14 12:38:23

A sequel?!?!

Yippeeee! smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 09-Jul-14 19:47:07

Loved it and so looking forward to the sequel smile

BaconAndAvocado Mon 07-Jul-14 22:20:18

Loved it!

Approached it with some trepidation as DS1 has AS but it didn't upset or anger me.

It was tender, funny and extremely good-hearted.

hltuite Mon 07-Jul-14 22:08:08

There is a follow on from the The Rosie Project to be released in September called The Rosie Effect think it's to do with how Don copes with married life.

SkaterGrrrrl Wed 28-May-14 21:42:53

I loved it. When I opened it my heart sank slightly as I thought it would be another "Curious Incident" clone, but it wasn't at all - much funnier, surprising and just original and great. Will recommend it to my book club.

BasketzatDawn Wed 15-Jan-14 19:36:57

I'm reading it at present, and enjoying it. I have various aspies in my life (ds4, officially, DH probably, also ds3 possibly) so I do recognise a lot of the events in the story. It is funny and makes me laugh with recognition. It does seem quite predictable but it's a good read IMO.

I saw the author on a tv promotional interview.
He's an Australian of about 50 ish. Wrote it a a screenplay first then adapted it as a novel. I ordered it there and then from Amazon and it's on my to read pile.

snakeandpygmy Thu 09-Jan-14 07:01:36

I really enjoyed it BUT I did think it was a bit predictable

I'm around a third of the way through it. It's very readable and I am enjoying it.

My overwhelming impression, slightly to my disappointment, though is that I can't help thinking it's been set up for making into a film, right from the outset, so doesn't quite feel like a fully fledged book to me, more like a film script. Which is a shame because it's taking the edge off. And that's not me being snooty about "books are great, films are crap" or anything. It just loses some of its fluency as a result. Possibly.

But, all that said, I've laughed out loud several times and am regularly chuckling to myself and re-reading some of his extraordinary and quirky Don-isms. So frankly, I should just shut up and get on with reading it!

DuchessofMalfi Tue 07-Jan-14 19:44:27

Hello Anonymous grin See you over on Goodreads!

I'm just about to start!! (Hello Duchess!)

DuchessofMalfi Mon 06-Jan-14 04:05:30

Read it last year. Was lots of talk about it on Goodreads - word spreading fast. I loved it - very funny and clever. Hope the author writes more. Would love to see the characters crop up in his next book too - was sorry to get to the end.

MrsBennetsEldest Sun 05-Jan-14 20:48:40

This is his debut novel. He has sold the film rights to Sony and he is writing the screenplay. I hope to see more from him in the future too.

theshooglypeg Sun 05-Jan-14 20:44:54

I loved it, I thought it was a really unusual book but so well written. I was sad when it ended. The author doesn't seem to have written anything else which is a shame, I'd like to read more of his work.

MrsBennetsEldest Sun 05-Jan-14 20:43:41

I really enjoyed it, loved Don and felt the Aspergers aspect of Dons character was well written. It made me laugh and made me think. What did you think?

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