The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are about to face their most important challenge.
Their eleven-year-old son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he's socially awkward and not fitting in. Don's spent a lifetime trying to fit in--so who better to teach Hudson the skills he needs?
The Hudson Project will require the help of friends old and new, force Don and Rosie to decide how much to guide Hudson, and raise some significant questions about Don's own identity.
Meanwhile, there is the Genetics Lecture Outrage, Rosie's troubles at work, Don's estrangement from his best friend Gene...And opening the world's best cocktail bar.
Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final installment of the internationally bestselling Don Tillman trilogy.

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria :, Text Publishing,, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781925773811
Branch Call Number: FICTION SIM
Characteristics: 378 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 11, 2020

Welcome back to one of the most memorable and unique characters in literary fiction, Don Tillman! It’s been a few years since I read books 1 and 2, THE ROSIE PROJECT and THE ROSIE EFFECT, so I wondered whether this third book would live up to my expectations. It did. THE ROSIE RESULT offers a very satisfying finale to this series. In addition to its charm, humor, and quirkiness, the plot also deals with some serious and hot-button subjects. The talented Aussie author, Graeme Simsion, deftly inserts some life lessons within the storyline, including how we treat people who are different and don’t fit the accepted social norms. Looking for an entertaining, unconventional read? Try THE ROSIE EFFECT, but I recommend reading the previous 2 books first.

Apr 13, 2020

I have enjoyed all three books in this trilogy, including the Rosie Result. Narrated by Don Tillman, a man in his early fifties who has autistic behaviors, this book truly delves into the world of autism and one’s right to be accepted for who one is. Parts of the book are funny, others serious, some truly sad. Highly recommended but you should really the first two books, The Rosie Project and the Rosie Effect.

Mar 13, 2020

The 3rd book in the Rosie series examines being different. There are many characters in this novel who are singular yet familiar. From all the characterization I gather we are all similarly different.

Feb 10, 2020

This 3rd book in the Rosie series is probably the most developed and it focusses less on the ridiculuous situations Don tends to get himself into. I think Hudson's speech should be taken with a grain of salt, although reasons for doing so are downplayed afterwards. There is a subtle reason why it fits with Simsion's main point about autism, which he supports effectively with at least 2 of several hot button issues presented in the book.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Feb 04, 2020

A cute conclusion to this trilogy...tackling the Autism diagnosis issue in an interesting way. Start with "The Rosie Project" as this does not stand alone.

Jan 26, 2020

This book is as enjoyable as the first one, The Rosie Project, (I haven’t read the second book yet) but with more focus on Don trying to correlate his own experience with his son’s experience and learning about himself as well. For some reason I feel that this story dragged on too long but still a good read.

Dec 05, 2019

Same quirky character as in the first two parts of the trilogy, but nowhere near the laugh out loud dialogue in the earlier books. This one is highly acclaimed by organizations and people working on autism issues. The book is an exploration of those issues and promotes understanding. We enjoyed it.

Nov 08, 2019

Another beautifully written installment of the Tillman family. This book is a love story--but it is the story of fathers and their love for their sons rather than a romance. Not as laugh-out-loud funny as the earlier two, but still funny in a more subtle way, poignant and compelling. The story line touches on several issues including bad teaching practice, anti-vaxers, society's need to diagnose other people after reading one or two articles on Asperger/OCD/depression, family violence, stereotypes, and irresponsible "news" and even marshmallows. Impossible to put down!

Oct 17, 2019

Heartwarming and genuine - I loved this book! It made me laugh, cry, empathize, feel guilty - it was a light read with such an important message. I loved Hudson’s dedication and Don as a parent. It really tied the series together. Overall, highly recommend!

mazinwhistler Oct 07, 2019

I loved hanging out with Don, Rosie and their son Hudson once more and getting to be a part of their family. This book is funny, heartfelt, moving and deals with the topic of Autism in a manner which feels real. I also loved that this book is set is Melbourne where I am from and I loved the little references to my hometown. :-)

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Dec 11, 2020

“I had observed that neurotypicals criticised autistic people for lacking empathy—towards them—but seldom made any effort to improve their own empathy towards autistic people. - p.318

Dec 11, 2020

“I had learned, reluctantly and over many years, that rational argument seldom overcame irrational resistance.” - p.182

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