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The Rosie Effect   : The sequel to the international bestseller, The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Effect

The sequel to the international bestseller, The Rosie Project

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‘We’ve got something to celebrate,’ Rosie said.

I am not fond of surprises, especially if they disrupt plans already in place. I assumed that she had achieved some important milestone with her thesis. Or perhaps she had been offered a place in the psychiatry-training programme. This would be extremely good news, and I estimated the probability of sex at greater than 80%.

‘We’re pregnant,’ she said.


The Rosie Project was an international publishing phenomenon, with more than a million copies sold in over forty countries around the world. Now Graeme Simsion returns with the highly anticipated sequel, The Rosie Effect.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are now married and living in New York. Don has been teaching while Rosie completes her second year at Columbia Medical School. Just as Don is about to announce that Gene, his philandering best friend from Australia, is coming to stay, Rosie drops a bombshell: she’s pregnant.

In true Tillman style, Don instantly becomes an expert on all things obstetric. But in between immersing himself in a new research study on parenting and implementing the Standardised Meal System (pregnancy version), Don’s old weaknesses resurface. And while he strives to get the technicalities right, he gets the emotions all wrong, and risks losing Rosie when she needs him most.

The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious romantic comedy of the year.

About the Author

Graeme Simsion was born in Auckland and is a Melbourne-based writer of short stories, plays, screenplays and two non-fiction books. The Rosie Project began life as a screenplay, winning the Australian Writers Guild/Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy before being adapted into a novel. It went on to win the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and has since been sold around the world to over forty countries. Sony Pictures have optioned the film rights with Graeme contracted to write the script. The Rosie Project won the 2014 ABIA for Best General Fiction Book, and was ultimately awarded Australian Book of the Year for 2014.

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    4.0

    More of the hapless Professor Tiiman

    By Donkey girl

    from North Coast NSW

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters

    Cons

    • A Bit Long Winded At Time

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    Comments about The Rosie Effect:

    This is a humorous continuation of the Rosie Project, insightful reading for anyone who knows people with Asperger's tendencies. The author clearly has an understanding of the difficulties people have navigating the many layers of social interaction.

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    5.0

    The cover befits the story

    By Hendo

    from Brisbane

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    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Rosie Effect:

      Thoroughly enjoyable read. Although it's not necessary, I would suggest you read 'The Rosie Project' first.

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      5.0

      Great read. Funny and heartwarming

      By Jade

      from Brisbane

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        Great follow up novel to the Rosie Project. Easy to read, humourous and heartwarming. Would definitely recommend.

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        3.0

        "Too much much whiz and not enough bang"

        By Colourful Rob

        from Sydney Australia

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        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters

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        • A Bit Slow
        • Disappointing
        • Sequel Are Always Hard

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          I was so looking forward to reading the follow up to the The Rosie Project
          I did enjoy the read but not as much as the first
          I felt it dragged on a bit too much , to the point of being annoying
          Not that I wouldn't recommend it .
          I found it very quirky and a lot of fun just not as good the second time around

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          4.0

          great fun read.

          By helena

          from melbourne

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          • As Good As First One
          • Easy To Read
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              i loved receiving signed copy too.

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              4.0

              Good for a sequal

              By Kate O'Brien

              from Warrnambool, VIC

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              • Not As Good As The First

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              The Rosie Effect was not as good as the Rosie project, but so few sequels ever are. It was still entertaining and great to catch up with Don again.

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              'It's an extraordinarily clever, funny, and moving book about being comfortable with who you are and what you're good at. I'm sending copies to several friends and hope to re-read it later this year. This is one of the most profound novels I've read in a long time.' -- Bill Gates on The Rosie Project 'Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell. I'd love to have a beer with the humane and hilarious Graeme Simsion'. -- Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Lining Playbook 'Laugh-out loud funny, poignant and so ingenious and compelling you feel as if you want to jump into the world of the novel and join in. In Don's confessionals, there are echoes of Bridget Jones, writer Nick Hornby and Amelie in the French movie hit...but essentially Don Tillman is utterly and beautifully unique and, be warned, you will fall in love with him.' Australian Women's Weekly 'Graeme Simsion has created perhaps the first thoroughly comic autistic hero...This good-hearted, pacy, thoroughly enjoyable novel takes a significant step towards showing that all human variants are a potential source of life-affirming comedy.' Guardian '[Don Tillman is] one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time.' The Times '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.' Evening Standard 'Simsion's latest novel takes a light-hearted look at medical research projects, sustainable meal choices, social workers, pregnancy and of course, fatherhood. Apart from the many laughs, there are also a few lump-in-the-throat moments and readers who loved The Rosie Project will not be disappointed. A funny, moving and sometimes thought-provoking read.' -- BookMooch 'The Rosie Effect is a successful sequel; it will be enjoyed by readers who found The Rosie Project entertaining, and to new readers searching for a satisfying comedy, with a memorable main character and plenty of heart.' Weekend Australian 'Another rollicking ride. I can only hope the madcap journey isn't over yet.' Otago Daily Times 'Don himself, pedantically single-focused as ever, is increasingly charismatic and the left-field resolution of his problems is as satisfyingly credible as it is delightfully unexpected.' Adelaide Advertiser 'As endearing as its predecessor.' NW 'A great laugh-out-loud read with serious issues woven in.' Manly Daily 'Don's struggle to fit in with "ordinary" society makes for charming reading and the novel has insightful as well as comic moments.' NZ Herald on Sunday 'Unlike most sequels, this second book is very close to being as good as the first...The writing is witty and the characters charming, making it easy to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Here's hoping for book number three.' Dominion Post Weekend/Waikato Times/Weekend Press

              Graeme Simsion

              Graeme Simsion worked as a computer operator, programmer and database specialist before founding a consulting business in 1982. By the time he sold Simsion Bowles & Associates in 1999, it had grown to some seventy staff in three cities. Graeme had built an international reputation in data management and written the standard text on data modelling. Until the success of The Rosie Project enabled him to concentrate on his writing, he continued to deliver seminars around the world.

              Graeme is a founder of Pinot Now, a wine importer and distributor and Roy’s Antiques in Melbourne. He recently resigned from his position as a Senior Research Fellow at Melbourne University. He is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children.

              In 2007, Graeme completed his PhD in information systems and enrolled in the professional screenwriting course at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has made a number of short films and his screenplay, The Rosie Project, won the Australian Writers Guild / Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010. While waiting for The Rosie Project to be produced, he turned it into a novel which in June 2012 won the Victorian Premier’s award for an unpublished fiction manuscript.

              Readers of The Rosie Project will know that Graeme Simsion has a first-class sense of humour. At professional conferences he has given addresses from on top of a ladder, dressed as a duck, and he once engaged a group of spellbound chartered accountants in community singing.

              Graeme Simsion won second prize in the 2013 Age short-story award for his account of a runner’s shattering experience in a marathon.

              Visit Graeme Simsion's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9781922182104
              ISBN-10: 1922182109
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 415
              Published: 24th September 2014
              Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.5  x 3.2
              Weight (kg): 23.6
              Edition Number: 2