Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

As I mentioned in my review of The Rosie Project, I came across Graeme Simsion's work from's The Best of 2014 list. The Rosie Effect was listed as one of the top books last year. Having read The Rosie Project only a few weeks ago, Don and Rosie's origin story is still fresh in my mind. I was very excited to dive back into their world.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
Format: Trade Paperback
Source: Purchased

Don is such a loveable character and the antics he gets himself into and out of are entertaining from beginning to end. If you haven't read The Rosie Project, I recommend you stop reading as it's hard to avoid spoilers from this point on...

Still here? Awesome!

Since the last book, Rosie and Don have gotten married and now live in New York. Rosie is pursuing her PhD and MD, while Don is continuing his teaching and research at Columbia. They've moved into a cozy apartment which has caused Don to abandon certain aspects of his pre-marital life like the Standardized Meal plan. Don's list of friends has also expanded to include Dave, who he and Rosie met during their first visit to New York, his wife Sonia and the Esler's, Judy and Isaac.

In the first few pages we learn that Rosie is expecting, this is the catalyst event that begins Don's web of lies as he tries to hold his life together and keep his marriage afloat. The rest of the story continues in true Don and Rosie fashion. Meaning a lot of alcohol consumed, a couple aikido demonstrations and laugh out loud moments.

Graeme Simsion's books are amazing feel good reads. I'm so happy I made the decision to pick them both up. I'd highly recommend them to anyone that's looking for a laugh. They're available at and

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