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Graeme Simsion

Autor(a) de O Projeto Rosie

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About the Author

Graeme Simsion was born in Auckland, New Zealand. His education includes a BSc, GDipC and IS from Monash University, an MBA from Deakin University, a PhD from University of Melbourne, an Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting from RMIT, and a 2014 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing, RMIT. His mostrar mais Ph.D thesis, Data Modeling: Description or Design, was published in 2006. He is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design. He won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award for his book, The Rosie Project, which was published in 2013. It also won the Australian Book Industry's General Fiction Book of the Year for 2014 and the Australian Book Industry's Book of the Year for 2014. The screenplay for this book has been optioned to Sony Pictures Entertainment. In 2014 the sequel, called The Rosie Effect, made the New York Times bestseller list. His 2016 novel, The Best of Adam Sharp, has been optioned by Vocab Films for a screenplay. He has written numerous award-winning short stories. His most recent short stories include The Life and Times of Greasy Joe, The Big Issue, Like It Was Yesterday, Review of Australian Fiction, and Intervention on the Number 3 Tram, Melbourne Writers Festival. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self (2018) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2014 v03 #333 (2014) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Split : true stories of leaving, loss and new beginnings (2019) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Quirky story of an intelligent professor on the spectrum who sets out with very strict guidelines to find love and a mate. Very well written. I could hear it in the voice of an adult SHELDON COOPER.
 
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LivelyLady | outras 552 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
The perfect book for a cross country flight...because you won't want to put it down. As I was reading I kept a mental list of which of my friends would like it, and the list only grew as I read further. Adorable!
 
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DianeVallere | outras 552 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |
“I had observed that neurotypicals criticised autistic people for lacking empathy… but seldom made any effort to improve their own empathy towards autistic people.”

'The Rosie Result' is the third book in the 'Rosie Project' trilogy and once again Don Tillman, genetics professor with a scientific approach to everything he does, is the narrator meaning that his narrative voice is immediately recognisable and familiar. Don and his wife Rosie along with their eleven-year-old son Hudson have moved from New York back to Melbourne. But they are all "facing a set of human dilemmas tougher than the trickiest of equations".

Don is in professional hot water after a lecture goes viral for all the wrong reasons; Rosie, is about to lose the research job she loves; whilst Hudson, is struggling at school. He’s a smart kid, but socially awkward and not fitting in, his teachers want him to have an autism assessment. Don and Rosie have a new project; their 11 year old son.

The plot firmly centres on Hudson, and his experiences in school, as he attempts to be ‘normal’, but along the way Don must also face some of his own school day demons and re-examine his relationship with his own father.

Don once again manages to behave unconventionally and inappropriately at the most inappropriate of moments but I didn't actually laugh out loud or smile as much as I did with the previous books. Rosie, is less of a presence in this book but both Hudson and Don are able to behave as they do simply from having her in their lives.

As a parent of a son who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and a daughter with ADHD I felt Simsion convincingly conveyed the difficulties facing those who do not conform to accepted societal stereotypes. He shows how prejudice and intolerance can be as damaging as ignorance but also the dilemmas their parents face over whether or not they should get a diagnosis without too much undue sensation. The questions that this book raises are simple but the answers, as in real life, are anything but. Will that diagnosis be a benefit or a hinderance? Will medication change a child for the better or will it merely mask their real character? Simsion doesn't try to answer these questions but instead leaves the reader to make up their own minds. All kids are different and so are their life paths.

Overall I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Rosie series of books and feel that this is a fitting end to it. As the blurb says "Don Tillman is one of the most original and endearing of characters in the literary world" and I have savoured the journey that we have been on.
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PilgrimJess | outras 41 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
'All of us are programmed- genetically programmed- to keep doing what's worked for us, and to avoid things that didn't."

'The Rosie Effect' is the second book in the Rosie trilogy and sees forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman living in New York with his wife Rosie; he’s a visiting professor at Columbia, and she is working on finishing her medical degree. They have survived ten months and ten days of marriage when Rosie abruptly announces that she’s pregnant, an unexpected development as far as Don is concerned. In the days that follow, Don swaps one apartment for another that serves as a brewery for an aging rock star (who lives, and practices, upstairs), invites his friend Gene to stay with them without first informing Rosie, and been arrested as a suspected paedophile. Don is threatened with prosecution, deportation and professional disgrace but is he really ready to face fatherhood or will he revert to his old ways and risk losing Rosie for ever?

Don has difficulty dealing with Rosie’s pregnancy and he deals with his anxiety by trying to control every facet of the experience. This in turn drives a wedge between himself and Rosie, reinforcing Rosie's own doubts.

Don’s friend Dave and his wife Sonia are also expecting their first child, and their marriage doesn’t appear to be handling the strain all that well either. Gene, Don’s only male friend when he lived in Australia, has been kicked out by his wife after years of infidelity. Don’s new friend and landlord, the beer enthusiast and washed up minor rock star George, seems fairly content in his life, but his one big regret is his estrangement from one of his eldest son.

One of the things I really enjoyed about this book was that Don seemed much more willing to involve himself in others people's lives, with mixed results. Don’s an extremely loyal friend and his friends seem to accept him, quirks and all.

However, one of things I disliked about this book was Rosie's character. Granted this is a POV story told from Don's perspective and for much of the book he is alienated from her. Firstly we seem to learn nothing new about Rosie and whilst she isn't exactly a villain, and I do sympathise with her need to have some say about what is happening to her own body, her impulsiveness and stubbornness culminates in an unwillingness to discuss her issues with Don and to basically stop doing the things that had previously worked for them both as a couple. Despite the fairly predictable ending, Rosie came very close to treating Don as little more than a sperm donor to my way of thinking which was a real shame.

"Rationality was returning to deal with the mess that emotions had created."

Overall I found this a quick and easy read, that if it didn't actually laugh out loud it did make me smile. However, generally I felt that I had learnt nothing new about either of the two main characters meaning that this was simply a continuation of the first book rather than anything new. Consequently I didn't feel that it was quite as good as the first in the series. Onwards to the third.
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PilgrimJess | outras 159 resenhas | May 12, 2024 |

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Obras
16
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5
Membros
11,760
Popularidade
#1,999
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
820
ISBNs
289
Idiomas
19
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