âOscillates between profound emotional depths and absolute hilarityâ¦So much fun!â Toni Collette
A novel about love, music and coming to terms with the past, from the author of the international bestseller The Rosie Project.
On the cusp of fifty, Adam Sharp has a loyal partner, earns a good income as an IT contractor and is the music-trivia expert at quiz nights. Itâs the lifestyle he wanted, but somethingâs missing.
Two decades ago, on the other side of the world, his part-time piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, whoâd abandoned law studies to pursue her acting dream. She gave Adam a chance to make it something more than an affairâbut he didnât take it. And now he canât shake off his nostalgia for what might have been.
Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously? How far will he go for a second chance?
Graeme Simsion is a Melbourne-based novelist and screenwriter. The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect have combined global sales approaching five million copies. Graeme is also the author of the international bestsellers The Best of Adam Sharp and â co-written with his wife, Anne Buist â Two Steps Forward. His screenplay for The Rosie Project is in development with Sony Pictures, The Best of Adam Sharp is in development with Toni Colletteâs Vocab Films, and the rights to Two Steps Forward have been optioned by Fox Searchlight and Ellen DeGeneres. Graemeâs latest book is the third and final Rosie novel, The Rosie Result.
â[A] poignant glimpse into human relationshipsâwhat it is to love and to be lovedâ¦The Best of Adam Sharp hits you right in the morals and leaves you thinkingâhow far would you go for a second chance?âÂ Books+Publishing
âHow does Graeme Simsion follow-up his dual smash-hits of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect? By penning a novel that is just as funny and poignant, but with a tumultuous moral coreâ¦it will resonate long after youâve closed the book.â Pages & Pages Booksellers
âThe Best of Adam Sharp is a novel that asks important questions, and is as moving as it is entertaining.â Booklover Book Reviews
âItâs terrific to have Simsion back at it and this time heâs educating readers on all things musical with an accompanying playlist to boot. Very clever stuff.â Angus & Robertson Bookworld
âThe Best of Adam Sharp is a book about regret, about not taking the chances that life deals you and how those failures end up wearing away at you. Itâs a hugely romantic tale, and some of it quite lovely and moving; some of it is funny and unsettling.â Daily ReviewÂ
âI love Graemeâs wit.â Vanessa Little, Libraries ACT Director, Sydney Morning Herald
âExtremely entertaining and funny, and very perceptive on various aspects of lifeâ¦A thoughtful but very funny look at a mid-life crisis.â Clothes in BooksÂ
âA great readâromantic, wry and well-written in that bookish David Nicholls-ish way. And totally rockânâroll: Bob Dylan and Patti Smith fans will love all the references.â Daily Mail
âWhat seems like a run-of-the-mill chick-lit tale about âthe
one that got awayâ becomes a complicated exploration of marriage, what it means
to love someone, and how life gets in the way.âÂ Publishers Weekly
âA fun, sweet ride.â Washington Post
âThereâs something I really enjoy about Simsionâs writing. Heâs able to invoke a warmth or sense of familiarity which reels me in. And itâs not just the tone, but something about his conversational first person prose that makes us stop and listen.â Debbish