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The simplicity of the writing here has a magical quality that carries you effortlessly from page to page. If you have not met Don Tillman, Professor of Genetics in The Rosie Project then you are in for a treat and I do believe this book will be your favourite. If you have read the first then the freshness of Don’s voice will be familiar to you and so not as much of a delight as the first was. Now Don and Rosie are married and living in New York expecting their first baby. Expecting is the wrong word for Bud (baby under development) was not expected, it is a complete surprise to Don, not planned and therefore difficult to accept. The book is about whether he and Rosie feel he will make a suitable father. It’s absolutely beautiful. A charming exploration of human foibles, human nature and human triumphs.
The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion's bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project. Forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date before he met Rosie.
Now, living in New York City, they have survived ten months and ten days of marriage, even if Don has had to sacrifice standardized meals and embrace unscheduled sex. But then Rosie drops the mother of all bombshells. And Don must prepare for the biggest challenge of his previously ordered life - at the same time as dodging deportation, prosecution and professional disgrace. Is Don Tillman ready to become the man he always dreamed of being? Or will he revert to his old ways and risk losing Rosie for ever? Join Don and Rosie in the next chapter of their weird and wonderful journey in Graeme Simsion's unmissable new novel, The Rosie Effect.
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Newly married Don and Rosie (whom we first met in The Rosie Project) have recently arrived in New York from Australia. Don is a very orderly, list-making genetics professor, and Rosie a very disorderly, somewhat harebrained medical student. Just as their attempts to peaceably combine Don’s obsessive planning with Rosie’s spontaneity seem to be working, Rosie throws a massive spanner in the works. This culminates in a catalogue of hilarious misunderstandings inadvertently caused by Don and resulting in pandemonium. Can Rosie and Don’s relationship stand the strain? This charming, highly amusing tale of two glorious characters and their inglorious friends is a total delight that leaves us longing for the next instalment.
'Wholly absorbing. Leaves you pining to be reunited with its characters every time you put it down - if you're able to' Independent
'Don Tillman is the protagonist who keeps on giving. He is a gem, an empirical laser trained on human shortcomings, especially male ones, and even more especially his own. He is also utterly charming in his lack of guile and his belief in improvability ... blissfully comic' Evening Standard
'Simsion is very smart at negotiating the line between a satire of the whole modern baby-rearing neurosis and drawing intriguing characters ... this book is an intelligent piece of fun' The Times
'Offers plenty more laugh-out-loud moments' Guardian
'Touching and entertaining' Mail on Sunday
Publication date: 26/02/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 25/09/2014
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||26th February 2015|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Humour,|
Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. Previously an IT consultant and educator, he wrote his first book in 1994 (the standard reference on data modelling, now entering its fourth edition), and taught at four Australian universities. He is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children. The Rosie Project was originally written as a screenplay, and won the Australian Writers Guild/Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010. As a novel, it won the 2012 Victorian Premier's award for an unpublished fiction manuscript.More About Graeme Simsion