'Oscillates between profound emotional depths and absolute hilarity...So much fun!' 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. It's the lifestyle he wanted, but something's 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, who'd abandoned law studies to pursue her acting dream. She gave Adam a chance to make it something more than an affair—but he didn't take it. And now he can't 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 was the 2014 ABIA Book of the Year and has sold over three million copies worldwide. The sequel, The Rosie Effect, is also a bestseller, with worldwide sales approaching one million. Graeme's screenplay for The Rosie Project is in development with Sony Pictures and The Best of Adam Sharp is in development with Toni Collette's Vocab Films. Graeme's latest novel is Two Steps Forward, (Oct, 2017) co-written with his wife, Anne Buist.
'[A] poignant glimpse into human relationships—what it is to love and to be loved...The Best of Adam Sharp hits you right in the morals and leaves you thinking—how far would you go for a second chance?' Books+Publishing
'How 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 core...it will resonate long after you've closed the book.' Pages & Pages Booksellers
'The Best of Adam Sharp is a novel that asks important questions, and is as moving as it is entertaining.' Booklover Book Reviews
'It's terrific to have Simsion back at it and this time he's educating readers on all things musical with an accompanying playlist to boot. Very clever stuff.' Angus & Robertson Bookworld
'The 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. It's a hugely romantic tale, and some of it quite lovely and moving; some of it is funny and unsettling.' Daily Review
'I love Graeme's wit.' Vanessa Little, Libraries ACT Director, Sydney Morning Herald
'Extremely entertaining and funny, and very perceptive on various aspects of life...A thoughtful but very funny look at a mid-life crisis.' Clothes in Books
'A great read—romantic, wry and well-written in that bookish David Nicholls-ish way. And totally rock'n'roll: Bob Dylan and Patti Smith fans will love all the references.' Daily Mail
'What seems like a run-of-the-mill chick-lit tale about "the one that got away" becomes a complicated exploration of marriage, what it means to love someone, and how life gets in the way.' Publishers Weekly
'A fun, sweet ride.' Washington Post
'There's something I really enjoy about Simsion's writing. He's able to invoke a warmth or sense of familiarity which reels me in. And it's not just the tone, but something about his conversational first person prose...