Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Rosie Effect

by Graeme Simsion

Rosie and Don are back and now living in NYC. Don is working for Columbia, and Rosie is continuing her MD and PhD studies. The exciting news? Rosie is pregnant. But how exciting is this news? Can Don be a good father? Can he even be a reasonably normal father?

These questions lead to the main plot of this novel: a series of misunderstandings and mishaps that occur as Don researches the topic of fatherhood.

Don't get me wrong: there are cute and funny moments in this novel. But it lacks the sparkle and charm of The Rosie Project. The author really should have retired his characters after their debut novel. I would rather remember them in that context and only that context.


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