The Rosie Project

Title: The Rosie Effect
Author: Graeme Simsion
Published: September 24th by Penguin Books UK
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Blurb: Join everyone's favourite unconventional couple Don Tillman and Rosie in the next chapter of their love story.

With the Wife Project complete, Don settles happily into a new job and married life in New York. But it's not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it's time to embark on a new project...

As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style soon gets him into trouble. To make matters more difficult, Don has invited his closest friend to stay with them, but Gene is not exactly a prime example of marital happiness, and as his life with Rosie continues to be unpredictable Don needs to remember that emotional support is just as important as his practical expertis.

*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy  of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: I loved The Rosie Project, it had me laughing out loud all the time and I found it a very interesting unique read. So since the moment I finished it, I have been waiting for its sequel. I wanted to be back in Don and Rosie's life and find out how married life was treating them. When I finally got my hands on The Rosie Effect , I was over the moon and just reading the first sentece Orange juice was not schedulled for Fridays. I knew that I was going to love this book too.

For me, in The Rosie Project, Rosie was more the star of the book. It's true that Don was hilarious without even realising it (which I guess it's what we love most about him) but he had quite a boring life and then Rosie arrived and turned his life upside down. They lived so many memorable moments together and we just fell in love with the idea of them being a couple. In this second book though, Rosie takes a more secondary role and our shining star is Don. We get to know him better and how he is coping with his new life without his standardised systems and his projects. Adding his new circle of friends (he has now more friends than ever before) and the fact that they are expecting, Don is a bit lost. He doesn't know how to act, react or behave in all this new social situations and his matter of factly attitude but also naivité take him to the most hilarious surreal situations. 

I think that Don's new friends: Dave and his wife, Sofia, also expecting, and George, the old rock star and new landlord add a new dimension to Don's world. Make him a more social creature, but at the same time add more difficulties to his new life and how he is adjusting to it. 

Before you read The Rosie Effect, I highly recommend to read The Rosie Project (if you haven't read it, I don't know what you are waiting for) because it gives you the key to understand Don and his relationship with Rosie. 

It is true that The Rosie Effect had high expectations to match and some people have not found it as good as the first one but I enjoyed it as much as the first, and this is a lot. It had me laughing out loud and it still has this unique spark that makes it stand out from the rest. Being in Don's mind is fascinating and observing him in social interactions is like watching an experiment. So I highly recommend you both of Don's books. Graeme Simsion is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors and I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the future. 


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