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The Rosie Result

(Don Tillman #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  31,430 ratings  ·  3,205 reviews
I was standing on one leg shucking oysters when the problems began…

Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important project.

Their son, Hudson, is having trouble at school: his teachers say he isn’t fitting in with the other kids. Meanwhile, Rosie is battling Judas at work, and Don is in hot water after the Genet
Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by Text Publishing
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Claudia Beckwith Thanks for the update when to expect it in the United States. I love this series and thrilled there is another on its' way. …moreThanks for the update when to expect it in the United States. I love this series and thrilled there is another on its' way. (less)
Siv You can read this one first, but it forms as a satisfying conclusion to the series. I'd recommend starting at the beginning.…moreYou can read this one first, but it forms as a satisfying conclusion to the series. I'd recommend starting at the beginning.(less)

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Angela M

It was great to catch up with Don and Rosie after the first two novels of this trilogy and it was good to get to know their eleven year old son Hudson who stole my heart. With a blend of humor, heart and a big dose of reality, this is a feel good story about parenthood, friendship, about knowing who you are and dealing with what others think you are or want you to be, about being different, being accepted. It’s mostly about two parents love for their child and wanting the best for him. There is
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent conclusion to a very entertaining series which has a serious topic at its heart. Graeme Simsion deals with it with a very light touch.

In The Rosie Project we met Don who obviously has autism but who,with the help of various techniques he has developed, is coping in mainstream life, though sometimes with humorous results. In The Rosie Effect life moved on with the addition of a wife and a baby and various understanding friends. Now in the last book the baby, Hudson, is eleven
Welcome back to the quirk you would expect from Graeme and from Don!

Who can top this? ... I was standing on one leg shucking oysters when the problems began ...

Don Tillman how I have missed you! How spoilt was I to receive an arc with a signed letter from the author. I am a privileged reader!

What a joy it was to join the loveable cast once more - not one character not to love - well, maybe just one.

We join Rosie and Don as their baby turns 11, Hudson is the result of this quirky coupling, and
Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
2.5 stars.

A disappointing conclusion to this unique and quirky series.

I read and loved the first two books in this series a few years ago. I remember laughing out loud while reading, smiling while following Don’s eccentric journey and feeling truly invested in the characters and storyline. Unfortunately, none of that happened for me in this third instalment. I’m not sure if it is because my reading tastes have changed over the years or this story wasn’t as quirky and fun as the previous two book
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sadly the The Rosie Result was the last book in the Don Tilman series, but what a great book to end it with. I have read the previous two books in this series and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Aussie author Graeme Simsion is a very talented author and truly knows how to keep his readers entertained.

This book is charming, heartwarming, quirky and quite funny what else could you want in a book? If you haven’t read this book or the series then please do yourself a favor and grab a copy you won’t b
4.5 stars

The Rosie Result was much more than I expected – it was everything I could have wanted. Meaning: I had no idea it would be this GOOD!!!!

Don, is a scientist with Aspergers and his relationship with Rosie is just wonderful. Especially considering where Don started out from, and all the hurdles he had to overcome. Seeing him now with his child, and still going strong with Rosie after 13 years made me love him even more.

Now, in The Rosie Result, the author focused on Don, and his relationsh
May 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, romanai
Don, what happened?!

The first two books had been really interesting and fun to read. They were quirky, but delightful. "The Rosie Result", on the other hand, sometimes feels more an instruction or a thesis on a kid with an Asperger, than a full, complete book. I won't deny, the writing is good, it flows smoothly, it is easy to follow, it is light, but not primitive. But the plot... Not that the plot is very bad or illogical or stupid, no. But it is so bland, so mediocre, that I just don't rememb
4.5 stars

The Rosie Result is the third and last novel in the Don Tillman series. In the previous novel, The Rosie Effect, Don and his wife, Rosie, were living in New York and were preparing to become parents.

Fast forward eleven years and the Tillmans have just moved back to Melbourne, Australia, where Don takes a position as a genetics professor at a university and Rosie becomes the lead researcher for a mental health project. Their son, Hudson, now eleven, has a hard time settling in in the new
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This solid effort is much better than Tillman 2, despite dealing with a multitude of difficult subjects. Mr. Simsion is in excellent form with his writing and direction. 9 of 10 stars
It was delightful to be back with Don and Rosie in this final sequel to the Rosie Project and the Rosie Effect. Good to see all their old friends again, meet some new ones and get to know their eleven year old son, Hudson.

The family has moved back to Australia where Rosie has a new job leading a research project and Don has taken up an academic job at the University. Rosie and Don seem to have reached a happy equilibrium in their marriage and parenting styles. Hudson is just as smart and quirky
Éimhear (A Little Haze)
Tedious. And repetitively so. I understand the idea behind trying to give a voice to neuroatypicality but wow did this drag on and almost make me lose the will to live. I loved book one in this series so much that I'm sad that my last memories of these books will not be positive. A shame. ...more
May 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, f-cking-awful
I had observed that neurotypicals criticized autistic people for lacking empathy--towards them--but seldom made any effort to improve their own empathy towards autistic people. -- Don Tillman

I agreed with that quote. It resonated. Nothing else in this book did.

I loved The Rosie Project. It contained a plot, lovable characters, and was heartwarming in a way that was absent in the two sequels. The Rosie Effect, in comparison, was terribly lacking... it was cheesy, completely missing
Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews

**4.5 stars**

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019).
(Don Tillman; #3)

Don and Rosie are back in Australia after a decade in New York and they're about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school because he's socially awkward and not fitting in. Don has spent his whole life trying to fit in so who better to teach Hudson the skills he need? The Hudson Project will require the help of friends, fo
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the third book of the Don Tillman series and I have enjoyed them all - but the first and the third are the best. In this one Don and Rosie are living in Australia with their son, Hudson. Hudson is having some trouble at school and the school is pushing Don and Rosie to be have him tested for autism. Also Don had some trouble at work - referred to as "the Genetics Lecture Outrage" - so he opens a bar. Rosie is embroiled in her own problems at work

There were many times the book made me lau
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Rosie Result is the third book in the Don Tillman trilogy by best-selling Australian author and playwright, Graeme Simsion. But for job applications and performance reviews, life is virtually perfect for Don, Rosie and young Hudson in New York. A mere eight months later, a job-related return to Melbourne has unsettled Hudson, now eleven, and Don rates this the most severe of the five problems that he has identified as affecting his overall contentment. It needs some drastic action, and Don h ...more
Sonja Arlow
3.5 stars

The story picks up 11 years after The Rosie Effect with the Tillman family moving to Australia. The result is that their son, Hudson, really struggles to adapt to the new school. I found it very interesting how very different two teachers in the same school can be in their approach to children with alternative needs.

When Hudson does manage to make a friend its of course more complicated than what it should be.

With Rosie the story looks at the unfairness of women pursuing demanding care
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was hilarious!! A perfect ending to the series, and in my opinion even better than the first and second book!

In the spotlight we have Hudson, Rosie’s and Don’s son. After moving back to Australia from New York City, he is having some issues at school, which eventually results in Don starting the Hudson project, to improve various skills, so that he may fit in better with his peers.

Don’s social clumsiness was both adorable and thought-provoking, because sometimes the things people say r
Natalie M
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Absolutely brilliant! The third and final instalment in the trilogy is definitely the best. It would be possible to read this one without having read The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect but you’d being doing yourself a disservice.

Simision, subtlety and effectively, tackles some of the most poignant and significant issues of our times. From the serious diagnosis of children (in this case autism) and race issues to children’s rights, bullying, vaccinating, friendships and even sex Ed.

There are
Don and Rosie's 11-year-old son Hudson captures the main storyline in this final installment of the Don Tillman trilogy. Don and Hudson hold heavy screen time compared to the other characters readers have come to love, but the story stays entertaining while delivering a strong education component about autism and social conventions. If you have followed the series up to this point, definitely finish it up with this one.

My favorite quote:
"Always a mistake to underestimate an aspie."

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Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
3.5 stars
In 2013, The Rosie Project landed on bookshelves. It caused a sensation, it was published worldwide and made Graeme Simsion, the author, a household name. What The Rosie Project did for many was give a voice to those with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome. For the third and final book in the popular Don Tillman series, The Rosie Result, Don and his wife Rosie allow their son, Hudson, to take centre stage. The Tillman family face some hard truths, with
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Here's a link to my second review in this series:
The Rosie Result

I flat out disliked the second book and was flabbergasted that Simsion changed things up to having Rosie and Don move to New York and having Don and Rosie act of character. Thank goodness that is all fixed in the third book with us following Don and Rosie eleven years after the birth of their son Hudson. Simsion also kept force fitting in the character of Gene (who I disliked) and we find out what all happened there. I think that
Aga Durka
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
“The Rosie Result” is a third and last book in the Don Tillman series and it is as enjoyable as two previous books. I love Tillman family and I will miss them dearly. This was, as expected, a fun, quirky, and laugh-out-loud read and I am truly sad that there will be no more. I found this book not only funny and charming, but also very insightful. The author digs deep into what it means to live with autism and how others in our society view autism, while still keeping this story light and witty. ...more
I was eager to go along for the further adventures of Don Tillman after The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, but this final book in the trilogy ultimately felt sort of unnecessary (and endless at nearly 400 pages). Don and Rosie have returned to Australia with their son Hudson, now 11 years old. Hudson is a lot like his dad, which means they both get into sticky situations that could have been avoided with better social skills and more tact. Don takes a career break to help Hudson adjust to h ...more
Ken Fredette
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like the way Graeme Simsion has approached the issue of autism because after my two strokes I changed what I did for a living and went from a vice president of finance to helping people being a health worker at a mental hospital. He has Don, who is on the spectrum of autism, and his wife Rosie, who is not, moving from New York to Melbourne, with their 11 year old boy, who the schools want the autistic label attached to, because of several problems that have erupted since his move to the school ...more
Kristy K
It was great to be back in the life of Don Tillman. He’s just as honest, literal, and funny as he was in previous books. This time he’s navigating life as a dad to an 11 year old.

I received an advanced copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.
Sally Hepworth
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The best of the Rosie Series

I absolutely devoured this wonderful book. As someone with family members with ASD I found this a beautiful book. Easy to read on the surface, but so poignant and with a message that will make you cry ... I hope everyone reads this book.
Text Publishing
‘Don’s voice is particular—his intelligence extraordinary—and he is oblivious of how funny he is. His relationships with others are unique and excellently written…Although The Rosie Result centers on Hudson and Don, each character in it transforms in their own way… Simsion’s novel depicts autism in such unremarkable ways that its story becomes remarkable in the telling.’
Foreword Reviews (US)

‘Fans of [the previous books] will be delighted to find out what happens to everyone’s favourite maladro
Tania Chandler
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Moving and hilarious — a book about difference and identity, with a cast of characters you'll fall in love with. ...more
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Almost 4 years ago I came across Graeme Simsion’s, ‘The Rosie Project’, quite by accident. I was passing through a train station and needed to grab a book to kill some time. I ducked into a news stand which happened to have novels as they often do. I was drawn to an interesting orange book with a silhouette of a man on a bike. I was intrigued and knowing nothing about this book or its author, read the blurb on the back and thought a socially awkward genetics professor looking for love via a comp ...more
This was fun! I loved seeing Don and Rosie as parents and learning about Hudson. Humorous with some heartwarming moments.
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Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in forty languages. Movie rights have been optioned to Sony Pictures. The sequels, The Rosie Effect, and The Rosie Result, were also bestselle ...more

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