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 » Find the Love You Want Without Seeking It (can self-help books really help self?), protective custody, and a lightly chilled Chardonnay.« less
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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!
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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!