Aussie Author Challenge Book Reviews

Book Review: The Rosie Effect

Don Tillman is now married to Rosie after the success of his Wife Project. They’ve moved from Melbourne to New York. Rosie is completing her PhD. whilst also studying medicine at Columbia. Don continues with his research at Columbia. All seems well as Don has got used to being married for 10 months which has included some changes to his rigid routines.  However, things take a turn when Rosie announces she is pregnant. Especially when they hadn’t planned for this. Added to that, Don invites Gene to live with them in the hopes of repairing Gene and Claudia’s relationship. As he tries to come to grips with becoming a parent, Don gets himself into several scrapes and needs to keep secrets from Rosie and others.

Will Don be able to handle the secrets?

Will his and Rosie’s marriage survive?

Or will he eventually just have a massive meltdown?

The Rosie Effect is a quick read just like Simsion’s The Rosie Project. However, the book read more like a screenplay than a novel in its own right. There are a lot of cliche moments and in spite of Don’s Asperger’s, you have to wonder given his intelligence, how he is unaware of some protocols. The slightly melodramatic ending reminded me of all the gazillion rom-coms out there. While I know the first book did really well and there were plans to make it into a movie, it was obvious Simsion didn’t write that with a movie in mind. Sadly, this one appears to be written keeping movie scenes in mind. And ultimately, it’s doesn’t do that great a job.

My rating:

***This has been read and reviewed as part of the 2016 Aussie Author Challenge***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Maliny Mohan
    26 December 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I love the cover, though. It would invite any reader into buying it! Thanks for the review, Sanch.
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  • Maliny Mohan
    26 December 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I love the cover, though. It would invite any reader into buying it! Thanks for the review, Sanch.
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  • Pinky Poinker
    27 December 2016 at 9:18 am

    Interesting to hear that. I didn’t really like the first book although I know a lot of people loved it. I might give the second a miss. Thanks for the heads up.

    • Sanchie @ Living my Imperfect Life
      27 December 2016 at 9:41 am

      It wasn’t fantastic literature by any means but I think I gave it 3 stars for being entertaining. But yeah, if you didn’t like the first, stay away from the second! 🙂

  • Pinky Poinker
    27 December 2016 at 9:18 am

    Interesting to hear that. I didn’t really like the first book although I know a lot of people loved it. I might give the second a miss. Thanks for the heads up.

    • Sanchie @ Living my Imperfect Life
      27 December 2016 at 9:41 am

      It wasn’t fantastic literature by any means but I think I gave it 3 stars for being entertaining. But yeah, if you didn’t like the first, stay away from the second! 🙂