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I loved The Rosie Project and liked The Rosie Effect so really looked forward to this despite it not being a comedy. Graeme Simsion writes poignancy very well and the beginning of the romance between Angelina and Adam was quite sweet and engaging. Unfortunately it all turned a bit bleugh in the second half with the characters indulging in some pretty inane and unpleasant behaviour and I quickly fell out of love with the whole thing.
This novel uses music as the backdrop to the story and it is a nice touch making the playlist available on Spotify but to be honest I found the selection not as amazing as the author clearly thinks it is. I also wanted to narrator to sound a bit less flat and bored.
Overall this was a nice try but sadly lacking in Graeme Simsion's characteristic charm.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
It felt like a bad play that you didn't have the energy to walk out of at the interval just in case it didn't turn out as you expected. It did.
Unlikeable characters going monotonously through all the questions everyone ever has about a young love which doesn't work out. Just made me feel sad for the world. Disappointing, especially after The Rosie Project.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful