With The Rosie Project, “Graeme Simsion achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero,” Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You said. Now Don Tillman returns in the hilarious and charming sequel to the international sensation. Get ready to fall in love all over again.
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.
Picking up where The Rosie Project left off, The Rosie Effect is a fun, hilarious, and poignant read. “Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell” (Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook).
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Genetics professor Don Tillman gets through daily life by devising projects like the Standardized 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.
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Even better than the first in the series!
I loved The Rosie Project and entered the date of this book's release on my calendar with eager anticipation. This one has exceeded my expectations... Just wonderful! The characters, the plot, the dialogue... Everything about it was the perfect mixture of anticipation and surprise. I am eager to reread them both, back to back. I am newly in love with Don and Rosie, and their crazy, loving, flawed circle. Everyone should read this book!
Worth the time to read! Funny, smart and to the point!