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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason
Author: Helen Fielding
Lurching from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the blissed-out shores of Thailand, everyone's favorite Singleton Bridget Jones begins her search for The Truth in spite of pathetically unevolved men, insane dating theories, and Smug Married advice. She experiences a zeitgeist-esque Spiritual Epiphany somewhere between the pages of How to...  more » (can self-help books really help self?), protective custody, and a lightly chilled Chardonnay.
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ISBN-13: 9780140298475
ISBN-10: 0140298479
Publication Date: 1/2001
Pages: 338
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 661 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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CheriePie avatar reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I liked this book about as much as the first one, though this one was a lot more different from the movie than the first one was.

Like in the first one, I found myself constantly criticizing Bridget for everything I see wrong with her—her lack of self-esteem, her inablity to see the consequences of her actions, and her continual tardiness. I mean, I'm a continually tardy person myself, but I wouldn't do something stupid like go out shopping when my plane is due to leave in a few hours. That's just asking for trouble. Heck, I refrain from leaving the house the entire day I'm leaving to go anywhere till I have to leave to catch the plane.

In any case, though I found myself constantly scolding her in my head, her actions and those of her friends, are amusing indeed. The fact I'd find myself chuckling at Bridget's stupidity, despite the fact that I thought she was an idiot, allowed me to give this book a rating of 8 anyway. :)

Now that I've read both Bridget books, I've got a small 50 page copy of Bridget Jones's Guide to Life to read as part of a BookCrossing bookring. Looks like fun!
vix avatar reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A fun book, but falls short of being as amusing as the first Bridget Jones book. It is still a funny and quirky tale with an original character that one can't help but feel for.
bookchica avatar reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. The diary enties were longer in general and I think that made the book flow a bit better than the first. It is funny and every woman can relate to Bridget in one way or another. If you are fan of chick lit this is definitely a must read.
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 39 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very enjoyable. Not quite as good as the first one (when are sequals ever as good?) but a very fun read. If you enjoyed the first book, you will like this one too.
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
You know you are getting old when you admit that the book was WAY better than the movie.
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reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 149 more book reviews
Laugh out loud funny! I love to read about Bridget to see what kind of trouble she's going to get herself into, yet again.
MissC avatar reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 100 more book reviews
Very enjoyable. I saw the movie first. It was a bit different but still lovely. A must read for Bridget fans.
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 255 more book reviews
I read this a week before seeing the movie and liked it almost as much as the first book. I "awwwwed" at the end. Should've read it months ago, though -- as I watched the movie, I kept comparing it to the book, instead of enjoying it on its own merits. I did the same thing a few years ago with the first Spider-Man movie--I'd grown up reading all my brother's Marvel comics, so for the first ten minutes of the movie, I was horribly distracted by all the things they'd changed.
Lenore avatar reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 190 more book reviews
Bloody g. fun, dur! (As Bridget might say!) You must try this! I think that its actually funnier than the 1st one - I have this book on CD and I listen to it all the time on trips and such. Funny, Witty, & Warm, just like the original - slide into Bridget's absurd little world for a while! Of course if you're expecting anything even vaguely resembling reality - read an Al Franken book instead!
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 37 more book reviews
Light and witty.
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 8 more book reviews
Excellent read, very funny!!
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on
I loved this. I was skeptical at first...but it was a good fast read. I plowed through it in two nights....and I'm not that fast of a reader. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I did not read the first Briget Jones, but I did see the movie. As I read it I visualized all of the actors from the movie....but I enjoyed that.
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 36 more book reviews
In this continuation of her diary, Bridget again recounts the ups and downs of the single life. During this period she has a somewhat steady boyfriend; however, the joys of having a man in her life are tempered by his seeming indifference to her at times. To her consternation she discovers that he is spending time with another woman. Besides the trials and tribulations of this relationship, Bridget must contend with confrontations with an obstinate boss, dealings with a weird contractor, working on her apartment, and the unpleasant experiences during the worst vacation of her life. Through it all Bridget is supported by her married and unmarried friends. Her comments are both harsh and humorous. This is the first book to make me laugh out loud!
donaverde avatar reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 17 more book reviews
Better than the movie.
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 56 more book reviews
Not as good as first, but still worth reading!
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on
Not my cup of tea.
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 85 more book reviews
hilarious - even better than the movie!!
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 29 more book reviews
Book is good as the movie!
kentuckygirl avatar reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 19 more book reviews
Hilarious! I love the Bridget Jones books....even better than the movies!
janboy avatar reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 44 more book reviews
Cute Chick book. Funnier than Bridget Jones Diary. Simply fun!
reviewed Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason on + 17 more book reviews
In my opinion this one was not as good as the first. Still funny, but almost overdone.

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