The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman book 2 ) by Greame Simsion ★★★★
I loved the first book The Rosie Project quite a bit. When I heard there is going to be a second book I could not wait to get my hands on it! I was not the only one who loved the first book. Apparently Bill Gates liked it so much that the author gave him a copy of a sequel to be read before it came out for the rest of us mortals! It is not every romantic comedy book that someone like Bill Gates called funniest book to read.
The first book tells a story of a socially challenged genetics professor Don Tillman. From the first book we find out that he might be suffering from Asperger’s syndrome.
My first reaction was: Woow this character reminds me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory with his meticulous ways of describing the world around them.
Watching Don’s life moving to places unexpected was like watching a train wreck. I could not stop reading it even if I wanted to. I have fretted and got teary eyed more than once. The sheer amount of human vulnerability in this book made me slightly depressed. I am amazed at how much emotional I got for a character who is considered so uniquely emotionally challenged.
I liked it as much I liked the first book. There are plans to make the first book into a movie (Awesome!). So far Jennifer Lawrence will be playing Rosie.
Here is my favorite quote from this book:
“After the most basic physical requirements are satisfied, human happiness is almost independent of wealth.” – Don Tillman (The Rosie Effect)