"I'm a forty-something, 20-odd year married male with absolutely no connection to Bridget Jones or any of the characters in this book, and still I find it a hoot. I just love the witty phrasing and preposterous, although for many, I'm sure, realistic, situations Bridget finds herself in.
My wife and I saw the movie recently, and also the follow-up, and had to get the books, too. The storyline is basically the same, but there are many deviances from the movie, enough so that the book feels perfectly fresh and unspoiled.
If you just enjoy witty twists on the English language, you'll probably have fun with this book regardless of what you may think of the plot-line and structure. I'm certain though, that people who live a life similar to Bridget's will have even more fun reading her diary."
Really great fast read. I saw the movies first and loved them. The book and movie are different but not in a bad way. I like the book better in some ways and the movie better in some ways. Highly recommended!!
I'm not Bridget Jones yet, but then I'm only twenty-one. That said, I have no doubt that I will be her in five years or less. She's funny but she isn't quite witty, she longs for fun but can never get things to work as she planned (dinner party disasters? I am SO there!) and fat. Oh, the fat. I obsess about it as much as she does; luckily my wobbly bits haven't had a chance to balloon out of control but I put so little effort into maintenance but I'm certain that I will soon aggressively calorie count, measure body parts, and worry over my lack of exercise while consuming cream puffs.
Thank goodness my mother hasn't lost all her marbles for a Portuguese sex god.
The book's funny and realistic; I am v. tempted to begin keeping of diary again. I didn't expect it to be so fun, really - I just wanted to check it out because the movie was so popular. But it was really, really enjoyable, a great explorationn of the neurotic thirtysomething. Gotta say, Bridget's a lot more fun than Carrie Bradshaw.
Very few books make me laugh out loud, but this one did. I love Bridget. She is honest and goofy and hilarious. Although I enjoyed the movie it did not do the book justice. I also enjoyed the use of British slang as it added to the charm of this novel.
What single girl can't relate to Bridget Jones, with her obsessive worrying over her size, diet, drinking habits, and boyfriend status? This is one I pick up and re-read from time to time, just to have a laugh. Her mother is impossible, her friends infectious, and her boss dreadful. A quick, easy, and entertaining "chick book." Like it a lot.
I was a bit disappointed in this book. Not quite as good as I had expected it to be. I don't know that I really liked Bridget all that much and in a diary format, you need to like the character to like the book. I did like the movie quite a bit so since I saw it first perhaps that spoiled the book for me.
I loved this book. From the New Years resolutions that get broken, the daily weigh-ins, the cigarette counts and all the other wacky things that happen to Bridget Jones in a year. It was a very funny, light read. The only thing that had me wondering is how can 130 pounds be considered fat?
While I loved the movie, the book was a little harder to digest. Bridget's desperation was a little much for me. (Usually, I love the book and am disappointed by the movie.) However, a good friend thought the book was excellent (and enjoyed the movie as well)!
I'm sure everyone who'd even consider reading this one knows exactly what the story's about, so no sense wasting space explaining that. I will just say this: if your only experience with Bridget is the (excellent) movie, be prepared for a few shockers. The mother is a real piece of work, and if you thought she was bad in the flick, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
One of my favorite "chick lit" books ever! Just already have it in hardback so am getting rid of one! If you haven't read this or if you've seen the movie so you think you don't need to do both, trust me you do! It's loads better than than the movie and I love the movie!
A dazzling urban satire of modern human relations? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something? Bridget Jones is everyone's favourite Londoner.