Over from Melbourne is one of Australia’s most popular novelists, Graeme Simison. He makes this welcome return with the third installment of the adventures of Rosie Jarman and Don Tillman, The Rosie Result (Text). This should prove popular on this side of the Pacific as its predecessors, The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect have been.
“Don Tillman and Rose Jarman are fiction’s most unlikely couple but Graeme Simsion’s skills with dialogue and tone make them, and their relationship, (just) believable. Hudson, too, is uncomfortably believable. Simsion has mighty intellectual confidence but behind all the steady wit, the rolling jokes, the faux innocence and the cocktail instruction, this is a thoughtful and provocative novel [with] a grand design that will have relevance in the lives of many individual readers…Accomplished novel, mission accomplished.” - Helen Elliott, Age.