Don Tillman is one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time (The Times)
Marvellous. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming (John Boyne, author of The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas)
A poignant, funny novel about how you don't find love; it finds you (Glamour on The Rosie Project)
Warm-hearted and perfectly pitched, with profound themes that are worn lightly, this very enjoyable read promises to put Don Tillman on the comic literary map somewhere between Mr Pooter and Adrian Mole (Guardian)
An extraordinarily clever, funny, and moving book about being comfortable with who you are and what you're good at . . . This is one of the most profound novels I've read in a long time (Bill Gates on The Rosie Project)
Don Tillman (...) is a gem, an empirical laser trained on human shortcomings, especially male ones, and even more especially his own. He is also utterly charming in his lack of guile and his belief in improvability. Through him, Simsion deals with issues of nature, nurture, gender, free will and the vagaries of the human heart with a deceptively light touch . . . blissfully comic (Evening Standard)
Quirky and sweetly funny, you will want to join the Don Tillman fan club all over again (Sun on Sunday)
An intelligent piece of fun (The Times)
A wholly absorbing, vivid read that leaves you pining to be reunited with its characters every time you put it down - if you are able to (The Independent)
If you loved The Rosie Project, I don't see how you could fail to love this funny, poignant, sparkler of a novel too (Woman & Home)
The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion's bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project.
Forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date before he met Rosie.
Now, living in New York City, they have survived ten months and ten days of marriage, even if Don has had to sacrifice standardized meals and embrace unscheduled sex.
But then Rosie drops the mother of all bombshells. And Don must prepare for the biggest challenge of his previously ordered life - at the same time as dodging deportation, prosecution and professional disgrace.
Is Don Tillman ready to become the man he always dreamed of being? Or will he revert to his old ways and risk losing Rosie for ever?
Join Don and Rosie in the next chapter of their weird and wonderful journey in Graeme Simsion's unmissable new novel, The Rosie Effect.
Praise for The Rosie Effect:
'A wholly absorbing, vivid read that leaves you pining to be reunited with its characters every time you put it down - if you're able to'
'Don Tillman is the protagonist who keeps on giving. He is a gem, an empirical laser trained on human shortcomings, especially male ones, and even more especially his own. He is also utterly charming in his lack of guile and his belief in improvability . . . blissfully comic'
'Simsion is very smart at negotiating the line between a satire of the whole modern baby-rearing neurosis and drawing intriguing characters . . . this book is an intelligent piece of fun'
'Offers plenty more laugh-out-loud moments'
'Touching and entertaining'
Mail on Sunday
'Quirky and sweetly funny, you will want to join the Don Tillman fan club all over again'
Sun on Sunday
'Genuinely heartwarming, truly endearing, plenty of LOLs. You may end up a blubbing wreck'
'There is much to love in this comedy of errors'
'If you loved The Rosie Project, I don't see how you could fail to love this funny, poignant sparkler of a novel too'
Woman & Home
'Equally heart-warming and hilarious'
'The hilarious follow-up to The Rosie Project, one of the best novels I've read in ages. There's no sophomore slump here . . . It's a funny novel that also made me think about relationships. A sweet, entertaining, and thought-provoking book'
Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was originally written as a screenplay and won the Australian Writers' Guild/Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010. As a novel, it won the Australian Book Industry Association Book of the Year for 2014. Rights have been sold in forty-two countries and The Rosie Project is now a bestselling novel worldwide. In the UK, it was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club and was voted the most popular title for the Spring 2014 campaign.
Graeme lives in Australia with his wife Anne, a professor of psychiatry and published author, and their two children. The Rosie Effect is his second novel.