Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion’s international smash hit The Rosie Project, you will love The Rosie Effect.
The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge.
Rosie is pregnant.
Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.
As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia back together, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him most.
Get ready to fall in love all over again.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Genetics professor Don Tillman gets through daily life by devising projects like the Standardised Meal System and the Phil Empathy Exercise. So when Don’s beloved wife, Rosie, discovers she’s pregnant before the couple’s first anniversary, the socially impaired, cocktail-loving protagonist is completely befuddled. Fans of the runaway hit The Rosie Project will gobble up this charming sequel, but we think Australian writer Graeme Simsion's funny novel will capture anyone who loves madcap love stories and straight talk about the difficulty of keeping relationships going.
This sequel to 2013's The Rosie Project finds brilliant but socially inept Australian geneticist Don Tillman married to medical grad student Rosie Jarman and living in N.Y.C. Don's orderly life is upended when Rosie gets pregnant and Don's friend Gene moves in with them. Much of the humor involves Don's mishaps as he struggles to manage things in a logical way, while misinterpreting social situations and taking people's words too literally (he doesn't get sarcasm, rhetorical questions, or hyperbole). In the wrong hands, this type of character might come across as unemotional or cold, but Australian narrator O'Grady strikes the perfect chord, conveying Don's earnest desire to do the right thing, his befuddlement when he messes up, and his genuine love for Rosie all with Don's rigid thought process and likable quirkiness. O'Grady also does a good job differentiating between different characters: he speaks in a higher register for women and uses a tough-guy voice for a cop, and even makes a somewhat successful attempt at a New York accent for several characters. This is an excellent narration of a highly entertaining story. A S&S hardcover.
I'm not as happy with the second Rosie book book as I was with the first book. Many relationships continue only due to Don's tenacity. I didn't enjoy the premise of discarding spouses who don't "fit" with the events of today. There continues to be humour and the reality of living with someone who's behaviour is "not quite normal".
The Rosie Effect
Absolutely fabulous! When is the movie coming out?
The feel good effect !
Excellent feel good book … soothing and fun .