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The Rosie Effect: Don Tillman 2

The Rosie Effect: Don Tillman 2 [Kindle Edition]

Graeme Simsion
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

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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)

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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 768 KB
  • Print Length: 423 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1476767319
  • Publisher: Penguin (25 Sep 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J9038CO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #198 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Graeme Simsion is a former information technology and business consultant, who specialized in data modeling, information management and consulting practices.

He is now a full time writer of fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project was published in Australia by Text and Michael Joseph (Penguin) in the UK. Thirty-three other countries have bought rights - see

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Don, go! 26 Sep 2014
By Agi
Format:Kindle Edition
Since I’ve found out that there is going to be a sequel to „The Rosie Project”, I was visiting NetGalley on daily basis with the hope that the book is finally there, up for grab. And when it finally, magically appeared there, there was no end to my joy. I know, I’m sad, but I have loved the first Rosie immensely, with all my heart, so please be understanding. I’m just a girl. And, if you ask me for a book recommendation, or my best read in 2013, I will without hesitation point you to „The Rosie Project”. And now also to „The Rosie Effect”. Those are the kind of books that everybody should read. You haven’t yet? What are you waiting for?

Just one little notice at the beginning, I personally think that before reading the second book, the first one should be read – to know why Don is like he is and how it all began.

„The Rosie Effect” is a sequel and it follows the story of Don and Rosie in New York, where they moved from Australia. Don is working at the University and Rosie is studying medicine and trying to write her PhD thesis and they both are still working at the bar and serving cocktails. But then their world turns upside down as Rosie discovers she’s pregnant. How is Don going to get accustomed to the fact that he’s going to be a father? How much is this going to shudder his daily routines and meals plans?

Oh my God. I really don’t know how to write a review for such a brilliant book. Graeme Simsion proves that the success of his first book was not a coincidence, as „The Rosie Effect” is in my opinion the same Ivy League among books.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By K. J. Noyes TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Don Tillman caused quite a stir when he burst upon the book world last year. A little controversy, but those of us who fell, fell hard. If you're reading this thinking "Don who?", then I implore you to try 'The Rosie Project' first.

This next book from Simsion continues the adventures of Don, the socially inept, engagingly literal, eternally diverting genetics professor. Last time around, Don's project was to find himself a wife. He found Rosie. Now they're married (a daily struggle in itself for Don), and Rosie has some news to share...

This isn't a spoiler, it's been widely reported that Rosie and Don are expecting a baby. As usual, it's Don's reactions, thoughts and feelings that make what should be a fairly straightforward plot quite such an entertaining and convoluted comedy of errors.

And it's Don's comedy that makes the book (like its predecessor) shine. For Don, the fact that "pregnancy was not scheduled" is his overriding feeling about the news. Soon after, "a spreadsheet is the obvious tool... in preparing for the existence of a new human being and providing for its needs over many years." Yep, same old wonderful Dr Tillman. This is the reason I continued reading, I just love the insight into Don's unconventional mind.

I think this time around, Simsion wants to make it clearer that Don isn't actually autistic though, as hinted in the first book. Don talks outright about having tests in the past that came up negative, that he doesn't display all the standard symptoms of the condition.
"I accepted that I was wired differently from most people, or more precisely, that my wiring was towards one end of a spectrum of different human configurations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great sequel 25 Sep 2014
By Macey89 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Following the success of ‘The Wife Project’, Don and Rosie have moved to New York. Don’s adjusting to life with fewer routines, he’s made some new friends and when it comes to being in a relationship, he seems to have it cracked. But then Rosie falls pregnant, and Don’s perfectly ordered life is turned upside down. The result? Meltdown.

And so begins the Baby Project. As Don struggles to adapt to the idea of becoming a parent, it seems the things that made Rosie fall in love with him in the first place are the things that might just make him too much to handle as the father of her child. Don tries and tests everything he can to prepare for the birth of his child and to live up to Rosie’s expectations - with sometimes hilarious effects - but will it be enough to save his marriage.

Told entirely from Don’s point of view, his complete reliance on the literal and the logical make for a truly entertaining read. It’s heavily implied that Don has a degree of Asperger’s, and while he has complete confidence in lists, in facts and in statistics, understanding the intricacies of social interactions is somewhat harder for him to comprehend. But this unique approach to life is what makes him so loveable as a character. He’s straightforward, unswervingly honest and completely committed to achieving his goals.

Don’s various encounters with the law are particularly amusing, starting at the moment that his baby research project takes him to a children’s playground. But these sections also highlight the difficulty that the world has communicating with people like him. His intentions are constantly misunderstood and misinterpreted by the people around him, giving him a whole new set of problems to tackle. There’s a great deal of frustration caused on both sides.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I found this book really contrived and it was difficult to have any connection with the characters.
Published 3 hours ago by KL McPherson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it... an amazing read and fun😆
Published 1 day ago by Gina Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Witty and thoroughly enjoyable
Published 2 days ago by kay lenaghan
4.0 out of 5 stars but it's evolving nicely - haven't finished it yet
Laugh out loud again! Not quite so sharp, but it's evolving nicely - haven't finished it yet. Some great set-pieces. Great fun!!!
Published 3 days ago by Music to Picture
3.0 out of 5 stars like the original but quite similar really
Still enjoyable, like the original but quite similar really.
Published 5 days ago by Rebecca Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Impossible not to love Don and Rosie.
A huge welcome back to Rosie and Don, now married and living in America where Rosie continues to study and Don is a visiting professor. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Lisa-W
3.0 out of 5 stars was fresh and funny and touching
The Rosie Project, Simsion's first novel, was fresh and funny and touching. It benefited from its long gestation period - it was first a film script, then a work in progress for... Read more
Published 6 days ago by live consumer
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Don Tillman 2
Science meet randomness in convincingly knitted relationship yarn. Humour mingled with fear of failure. Can't wait to meet Hudson Tillman!
Published 6 days ago by Sophia MacDonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and sad
Not as funny as Rosie Project, but still a good read and well worth it. I love the eclectic mix of of characters
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
terrific read.
Published 7 days ago by Sid
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