The Rosie Effect
by Graeme Simsion
published by Text Publishing Company
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
I loved The Rosie Effect and was really looking forward to this sequel. It is written exactly like the first book, and brings back all the old characters, while introducing some new ones. Don Tillman is as quirky as ever, as he struggles to figure out his new role as an expectant father. If you were hoping that Don had changed at all, you will be very disappointed. While it is a very fun, quick read, The Rosie Effect doesn’t really bring anything new into the story we all enjoyed in the first book. I enjoyed hearing about Don, Rosie, Gene and others again. If you have some time for a fun fast book, this is perfect.
a great quote-
“Boy or girl?’ said Rosie. ‘Male, I think.’ I checked my message. ‘No, female.’ It was a detail that could have waited. It would be years before the difference was important.”
GREETINGS. My name is Don Tillman. I am forty-one years old. I have been married to Rosie Jarman, world’s most perfect woman, for ten months and ten days.
Marriage added significant complexity to my life. When we relocated to New York City, Rosie brought three maximum-size suitcases. We abandoned the Standardised Meal System and agreed that sex should not be scheduled in advance.
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.