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Bridget Jones : The Edge of Reason
Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason
Author: Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is another laugh-out-loud look at the life of 90's Everywoman Bridget Jones. Picking up where the blockbuster bestselling Bridget Jones's Diary left off, The Edge of Reason finds Bridget ensconced in an up and down relationship with Mark Darcy, whom she finally decided to give a chance at the end of the ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780670892969
ISBN-10: 0670892963
Publication Date: 2/28/2000
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 187 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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.
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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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Excellent read, very funny!!
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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.
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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!

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