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The Rosie Effect

by Graeme Simsion

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | September 11, 2014 | Trade Paperback

The Rosie Effect is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 12.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion''s international smash hitThe Rosie Project, you will loveThe 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 forThe Rosie Effect, the new hilarious and heart-wrenching romantic comedy of the year.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 424 pages, 9.13 × 6.25 × 1.08 in

Published: September 11, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443435902

ISBN - 13: 9781443435901

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved it I didn't laugh as much with this sequel but it was still most enjoyable.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Loved the first one. Did NOT enjoy this one.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun follow up to Th Rosie Project Graeme Simsion'sfirst novel, The Rosie Project was a runaway international bestseller. I adored it. Then, I heard that Simsion had written a sequel....The Rosie Effect is newly released. And I got a little bit worried - would it measure up to the first book? Don and Rosie have relocated to New York City. And things are about to change for the Tillmans...... "Then Rosie told me we had 'something to celebrate', and I was faced with a challenge even greater than finding a partner. I have attempted to follow traditional protocols and have sourced advice from all six of my friends, plus a therapist and the internet. The result has been a web of deceit. I am now in danger of prosecution, deportation and professional disgrace. And of losing Rosie forever." The fun, of course, is following Don on his well meaning, but bumpy journey...... I've read some mixed reviews of this follow up. Yes, some of the plot machinations are a bit fortuitous and contrived, but hey, this is meant to be a fun read. For me it was - I quite enjoyed it. I was eager to follow Don on his latest Project, to experience The Incidents, The Misunderstandings, The Uproars and more. I laughed out loud numerous times in the lunchroom (as did a co-worker also reading it) But there were also heartstring tugging moments as Don attempts to understand and cope with the changes happening in his carefully ordered life. The supporting cast is back from the first book with some new additions. One new character was Lydia - she's really quite awful and while I understand why she was in the book, I just didn't like her. Rosie is a bit different in how she treats Don as well, and I found her somewhat cold, but that could be the hormones talking. I do love Don and his view of the world. His scheduling, his routines, (which are thrown into turmoil this time 'round),his reaction to the rest of the world - and theirs to him. It's impossible not to root for Don, to hope that things work out the way we want for him. Don narrates the whole story and never breaks character. It is truly eye opening to see the world through a 'different' filter. Simsion dedicated The Rosie Project to his friend Rod and his wife, noting that Rod is the inspiration for Don Tillman. The Rosie Effect is fun and quirky take on the rom com genre. Definitely recommended - but read The Rosie Project first.
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sequel is simply amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed reading both book #1 and #2! Keep them coming!
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice, relaxing read I loved the Rosie Project and I loved this one too. It's a nice sequel, and is great for a relaxing read when you need to take your mind off things.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I absolutely loved Rosie Project and it will be safe to say that this one has all the cons and pros of Project. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one too :)
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Disappointment Compared to "The Rosie Project", this book was a disappointing read.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Let me start by saying I really loved The Rosie Project. I was expecting more of the same and in some ways I got it. I enjoyed this next phase in Don's life. I loved the way Don got into and out of trouble, and somehow, without intending to be, he is a very good friend and husband. Now, the part I didn't enjoy so much was Rosie. She seemed like a different person in this book and some of it can be blamed on pregnancy, but maybe not all of it. She was mean (ok, maybe not really mean) to Don and seemed to just assume that he wouldn't be a good father. She knew what Don was like before she married him and decided to have a baby with him, so I just didn't understand the change in her behavior. All of that aside, the characters were brilliant and funny. Don has few friends but the ones he has are good friends. There are a lot of humourous moments in this book as well as a few heart wrenching ones. Great book and I would recommend it to others.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sequel Rosie and Don are at it again, but a little more serious. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More Don! More Rosie! Don Tillman is back! Or should I say, has never left and keeps on rolling, seeing how "The Rosie Project" is still a hot pick for new audiences even after more than a year of publication and at the top of readers' minds when it comes to recommending a great, fun read. "The Rosie Effect" will serve to boost its forward charge and cement Don's position as one of the most memorable book characters of recent time. Don and Rosie are now married in The Big Apple. A baby comes their way, and you can only imagine the hilarity and drama that ensues. Actually, you can't and you won't. Compared to "The Rosie Project," there are a lot more downs in this rollercoaster ride of a sequel, which make the ups so much more worthwhile. Besides, there is nothing Don's logical mind can't solve, or so we hope. His voice is as clear as ever, and it was a welcome treat being able to get into his head once again. Besides Don's analytical point-of-view, the other thing that made the first Rosie book so outstanding was the electric interaction between these lovebirds. They had such unexpected but undeniable chemistry. This second book was honestly quite lacking in Rosie, and Don
Date published: 2014-09-04

– More About This Product –

The Rosie Effect

by Graeme Simsion

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 424 pages, 9.13 × 6.25 × 1.08 in

Published: September 11, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443435902

ISBN - 13: 9781443435901

From the Publisher

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion''s international smash hitThe Rosie Project, you will loveThe 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 forThe Rosie Effect, the new hilarious and heart-wrenching romantic comedy of the year.

About the Author

GRAEME SIMSION is an IT consultant and educator. He wroteThe Rosie Projectas a screenplay before turning it into his first novel. The screenplay won the Australian Writers Guild Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010 and then won the 2012 Victorian Premier''s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Follow him on twitter @GraemeSimsion.

Editorial Reviews

A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year. An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2013: Full of heart and humor, Simsion’s debut novel about a fussy, socially-challenged man’s search for the perfect wife is smart, breezy, quirky, and fun. Sure, it’s the precise equivalent of a well-crafted romantic comedy. (In fact, the book was clearly written with the big-screen in mind, and the film rights have already been sold). But you’d have to be a pretty cynical reader not to fall for Don Tillman, a handsome genetics professor who has crafted a pathologically micromanaged life for himself but can’t seem to score a second date. After launching his Wife Project, which includes a hilarious questionnaire intended to weed out imperfect candidates--smokers, makeup wearers, vegans (“incredibly annoying”)--Don meets Rosie, a stunning, maddeningly disorganized bartender/student who’s looking for her biological father. The reader knows just where the story is headed: Rosie’s so wrong for Don, she’s perfect. That’s not giving anything away. Half the fun of the book is watching pent-up, Asperger’s-afflicted Don break free, thanks to Rosie, from his precisely controlled, annoyingly sensible, and largely humorless lifestyle. By the final third, you’re cheering for Don to shatter all his rules. And you’re casting the film. --Neal Thompson From Booklist *Starred Review* Genetics professor Don Tillman’s ordered, predictable life is thrown into chaos when love enters the equation in this immensely enj
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