The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect

Paperback | September 30, 2014

byGraeme Simsion

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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 for The Rosie Effect, the new hilarious and heart-wrenching romantic comedy of the year.

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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 g...

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Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010 and then won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript.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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.06 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect I found it to drag on to long,and to much time was spent on trivia, other thn that it was a fun read.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laughed out loud I usually do not find sequels as good as the original books but this one is an exception. The characters are very well drawn, even the minor ones.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect I think Don is Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory, he is so weird and funny. But overall it is a love story, well written.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect This one was every bit as good as the Rosie Project! Don has tried to downplay his eccentricities, of which there is a whole new set, now that he's married. But it's so hard for him as you already know. There are a couple of unexpected turns in their lives. He is growing, slowly, but growing. I can't wait to read the next one to see how he handles the new bumps in the road.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesomely awesome Brillantly done. Read it quickly coudnt put it down. highly recommended. I laughed i cried and i questioned. Not as good as the first one, but what book is. Overall its a great read.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect Don is a delightful character and I enjoyed immensely following his growth and development. The incidents created by his 'unusual' behaviors were hilarious to watch unfold. If he can manage to 'fit in' enough to be happy, there's hope for us all.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Don Tillman This follow-up to The Rosie Project was just as entertaining. I have to admit that I was disappointed with Rosie's attitude but I think it helped make Don such an endearing character. I look forward to Graeme Simsion's next novel!
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderfully adorabke I was reluctant in reading the sequel to a book that had an ending and a happy one at that. However, this book was so cute and yet very interesting. It is a difficult combination to achieve, but Graeme definitely did.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Follow Up The story line following the life of Don was entertaining and humorous. The character of Rosie, however, ruined the novel. Her actions were inconsiderate, irrational and extremely childish. She shows no growth in the novel and seems completely unapologetic for her actions. Rather than looking at how Don screwed up, I would have liked more focus on the importance of approaching bumps in the road as a couple rather than two independents living together. The was a definite need for them both to admit their faults and work on them together rather than placing all of the blame on Don. I was also greatly uncomfortable with her drinking while she was pregnant and wished her struggles with sobriety could have been explored and expressed in a different manner.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Read! Loved it
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still funny! I was very anxious to get started on this book and it hasn't disappointed at all. Just as funny, in some spots funnier, than the first. I am about half way through and laughing all the way...
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read, bad editing... I enjoyed the story as much as the first - perhaps even more. However, I was shocked to discover some huge faults in either the editing or publishing side of things - near the last quarter of the book, a sentence was cut off and not finished at the bottom of the page, and then a whole paragraph was repeated within a page. Whoops!
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second as good as the first Once again I enjoyed Don and all his neuroses in this second installment. He's still socially awkward, a do-good-er with a heart of gold, and prone to being misunderstood which causes no shortage of 'adventures'. I didn't like Rosie as much in this book - she was often irrational and difficult - but that said, I still thoroughly enjoyed this read and would recommend it.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read It was a nice, light-hearted read with a few real laugh out loud moments.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sometimes an idea is not worth a second run Having worked with academically talented youth for many years, I very much enjoyed The Rosie Project. You definitely grew to love his 'Sheldon-like' character. However, The Rosie Effect seemed to lack those endearing and humorous narrative tidbits. Instead this novel becoming quite boring, quite quickly. The whole plot seems to contradict any growth our professor made in The Rosie Project. Instead of making us love Rosie, we are given a character with weak underlying motivation caught in a marriage that is just plan blah. Please, no third installment.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great continuation of the Rosie Project Very enjoyable; interesting, funny, thought provoking, a great read for anyone. Great pair of books, good value
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don of a new day A great follow up to the rosie project. Don is at once lovable and crazy making. Unfortunately I read this in small bits over time, only having the luxury of time to sit and read during the final few chapters. But I fell in love with Don all over again, laughed out loud and shed a tear or two.
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Sequel Honestly, I preferred this book over the Rosie Project. I just seemed more interested with the story line and what was going to happen with the characters. Good read!
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another Hit Enjoyed this read but \I would not have if \I had not read The Rosie Project first. Good value for the money and all in all a good pair of books. Find it hard to believe these were his first efforts.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Book! Although this book was not as good as The Rosie Project, it was still full of laughter and was very enjoyable. I was looking forward to the release of this book for quite some time and it did not disappoint!
Date published: 2014-11-17
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 5 out of 5 by from The rosie effect Winds Wonderful,humorous,poignant,brilliant.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was Skeptical of a Sequel I loved the Rosie Project but was skeptical of a sequel. I didn't have to worry. The Rosie Effect was equally delightful and touching.
Date published: 2014-10-09
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