The Rosie Effect: Don Tillman No. 2

The Rosie Effect: Don Tillman No. 2

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By (author) Graeme Simsion

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  • Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 222mm x 38mm | 575g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0718179471
  • ISBN 13: 9780718179472
  • Sales rank: 1,168

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The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion's bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project. Until a year ago, forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Until he met Rosie, 'the world's most incompatible woman'. Now, living in New York City, they have survived ten months and ten days of marriage. But though Rosie has taught him the joys of unscheduled sex and spontaneous meal planning, life is still not plain sailing for Don. Not least with the sudden arrival of his best friend Gene, serial philanderer, who takes up residence on their sofa. Then Rosie drops the mother of all bombshells. And soon Don must face her hormonally induced irrational behaviour as he prepares 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 forever? Join Don and Rosie in the next chapter of their weird and wonderful journey in Graeme Simsion's unmissable new novel, The Rosie Effect. Praise for Graeme Simsion: "Warm-hearted and perfectly pitched, with profound themes that are worn lightly, this very enjoyable read promises to put Don Tillman on the comic literary map somewhere between Mr Pooter and Adrian Mole". (Guardian). "Funny, endearing, and pure, wonderful escapism". (Independent). "Don Tillman is one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time". (The Times). 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). Graeme's debut novel, The Rosie Project, has had phenomenal success in over forty-two countries and has sold over half a million copies to date. The Rosie Effect is his second novel. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife Anne, a professor of psychiatry and published author, and their two children.

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Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. His first novel, 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 and is now a best-selling paperback. The Rosie Effect is Graeme's second novel.

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By Rebecca Jayne Barrett 18 Sep 2014 5

The Rosie Effect is the immensly and highly anticipated sequel to The Rosie Project. I thoroughly adored The Rosie Project last year and as anyone who has read the book will know, it's pretty unique.
Don Tillman is quite the unordinary character as we learned in his wide search in book one, he found the woman he would love called Rosie in his "Wife Project". Now married to Rosie in a lovely ceremony and then living in New York, Don is slowly adapting to his new life. That's until Rosie drops the unexpected news that she's pregnant, and it shatters Don's plan for the near future. So armed with this new news, Don has to rethink everything he planned for him and Rosie, creating a whole new project for him to focus on.
Don and Rosie really are the most hilarious, unique and fun characters in a book. They'll have you in hysterics, then crying, and then laughing again. The Rosie Effect was the perfect addition to The Rosie Project and I can't wait to read more from Graeme Simsion's witty, original writing style. A thoroughly incredible story that will be top of everyone's to-read list! You'll fall for Rosie and Don time after time. 5 stars doesn't cover it.

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Funny, endearing, and pure, wonderful escapism Independent on The Rosie Project Don Tillman is one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time The Times Marvellous. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming John Boyne, author of The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas A poignant, funny novel about how you don't find love; it finds you Glamour on The Rosie Project Warm-hearted and perfectly pitched, with profound themes that are worn lightly, this very enjoyable read promises to put Don Tillman on the comic literary map somewhere between Mr Pooter and Adrian Mole Guardian An extraordinarily clever, funny, and moving book about being comfortable with who you are and what you're good at ... This is one of the most profound novels I've read in a long time Bill Gates on The Rosie Project Don Tillman (...) 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. Through him, Simsion deals with issues of nature, nurture, gender, free will and the vagaries of the human heart with a deceptively light touch ... blissfully comic Evening Standard Quirky and sweetly funny, you will want to join the Don Tillman fan club all over again Sun on Sunday An intelligent piece of fun The Times A wholly absorbing, vivid read that leaves you pining to be reunited with its characters every time you put it down - if you are able to The Independent If you loved The Rosie Project, I don't see how you could fail to love this funny, poignant, sparkler of a novel too Woman & Home