Mini Review: The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

BestOfAdamSharpCoverOfficial Synopsis from Goodreads: From the #1 bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, an unforgettable new novel about lost love and second chances

On the cusp of turning fifty, Adam Sharp likes his life. He’s happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local pub, he looks after his mother, and he does the occasional consulting job in IT.

But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been: his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with an intelligent and strong-willed actress named Angelina Brown who taught him for the first time what it means to find—and then lose—love. How different might his life have been if he hadn’t let her walk away?

And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously?

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Setting: 1989 Melbourne, Australia and 2011 Norwich, England and also a town in France
My Copy Came From: I borrowed this book from my local library. 

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Mini Review

Ohhhh, this book is really lucking out that I’m not writing a full review of this!! I did not like this book. At all. From unlikable, bland characters, to a plotline about adultery, to sex scenes that I didn’t want to read, and a marriage in crisis, The Best of Adam Sharp was not good. There were multiple WTF moments, and while I have enjoyed this author’s other works (The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect), this book I did not enjoy at all. The ending was throw-the-book-across-the-room aggravating.


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I wrote this spotlight instead of a full review due to my blog still being on somewhat of a hiatus right now. I’m back, looking at reviews and commenting on other posts, but due to many unforeseen circumstances, I am unable to write full reviews at this time. I hope to be back to writing full reviews shortly!

Have you read The Best of Adam Sharp? Did you love it or hate it?



10 thoughts on “Mini Review: The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

    1. Yep! It was so contrived. And it would’ve been one thing had the love been a love the reader was invested in, but I just couldn’t care about either of the main characters!


  1. Hated it! Middle-aged male author having a mid-life crisis and letting his imagination get the better of him! Like you, I loved The Rosie Project, but somebody should have told the author to pull his head in with this story.

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    1. Yes! And I heard that there’s going to be a movie made of the book too…. It was optioned by Toni Collette’s company. I just don’t see her as Angelina! And this will be a movie I do not want to see – maybe they’ll change that terrible ending.

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