Thumbs up for The Rosie Effect by Greg Simsion. Romance.
In Simsion’s first book, The Rosie Project, the “socially awkward” geneticist Don Tillman decides to find a wife based on scientifically valid principles. Suffice it to say, he gets Rosie instead. In The Rosie Effect, Rosie gets pregnant – without planning it first. (Cue the sound of Don’s brain exploding.) That’s just the first of many things to go very, very wrong; and watching Don trying to sort it all out is just as hilarious as it was in the first book. A sequel has to tread a fine line between being too similar – merely the same story told over – or too different – in which case the distinctive flavor of the original is lost. The Rosie Effect gets it perfectly exactly right. If you – male or female – want a comedy guaranteed to raise your endorphin levels, you can’t do better than The Rosie Project. Once you’ve read that, you’re lucky – the sequel is just as good!
I returned to dinner preparation. I had not used this recipe before and it was only after commencing that I discovered that the vegetables needed to be chopped into quarter-inch cubes. The list of ingredients made no mention of a ruler. I was able to download a measuring application to my phone, but had barely finished production of the reference cube when Rosie re-emerged . She was now wearing a dress – highly unusual for dinner at home. It was white and contrasted dramatically with her red hair. The effect was stunning. I decided to delay the Gene news only slightly, until later in the evening. Rosie could hardly complain about that. I would reschedule aikido practice for the next morning. That would leave time for sex after dinner. Or before. I was prepared to be flexible.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The quoted section HAS NOT been checked against the final print edition because the final print edition is not yet available.
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