Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2)The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
My rating: 2 of 5 stars


I wanted to enjoy this book as much as I did "The Rosie Project." Unfortunately, like The Guardian said, "The Rosie Effect" was twice as long and half as good. I was already cautious going in--I'm not a fan of sequels, especially so soon after the original. I often feel that the publisher wants to capitalize on a character at the expense of a solid story. Such was the case here. "The Rosie Effect" lacked a strong plot and the misunderstandings that nudged the weak story along were solved in a sitcom/romantic comedy fashion. An airport scene? Really? The final chapter was like a giant red bow bringing together all the uninteresting loose ends. I can only assume the success of this book would bring on the "Don as a parent doing funny things at his child's school" book. Please don't do that, no matter how tempting the classic school play debacle sounds. Please no.


  1. I thought I was the only one who didn't love this book. Everyone gives it such rave reviews and I felt like it was a bit forced. It was missing chemistry between the main characters.

  2. I haven't read the book, but I love The Doctor!


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