the novel makes choices, because it has to, all the while making it clear that these are individual decisions resulting from these characters’ set of circumstances, not universal guidelines. The resolution feels earned and genuinely heartwarming. It’s fascinating to see how the portrayal of Don and his family has evolved over the years, and while Simsion’s cast of characters will be missed, he is certainly ending on a high no
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
"At the heart of this latest novel from Booker winner Richard Flanagan there is a powerful tale of a family trying to decide whether to prolong the life of a dying relative, but some of the more fantastical elements seem out of kilter..."
— The Scotsman
3.57 out of 5
An Elephant in Rome
" January 1, 2021 Read this issue IN THIS REVIEW AN ELEPHANT IN ROME Bernini, the Pope and the making of the Eternal City 224pp. Pallas Athene. £19.99. Loyd Grossman Acheerful bricolage of biography, art history, trivia and travelogue..."
— Times Literary Supplement
From the bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect comes the final instalment in the wonderfully quirky series. After 10 years in New York geneticist Don Tillman and his wife of 4,380 days Rosie are back in Melbourne - but their 11-year-old son Hudson is struggling to fit in. Never one to give up, Don devises "the Hudson Project" to help his boy get back on track, with very entertaining results.
It all started with The Rosie Project - when genetics professor Don Tillman made Rosie his new ife. Now, 10 years on, they're bringing up a son, Hudon, who is battling with problems at school. Don has to learn to be a good parent, as well as a husband. Hilarity is the order of the day in this joyful read.