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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Book Review: Bridget Jones Mad About The Boy

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy

"Friday 10 August. Twitter followers 75, then 102, then 57, then probably none by now."

Bridget Jones is a national treasure, isn't she? The woman who's always hopeless in almost everything she accomplishes, yet still makes it through safely in one piece to the other side. The series was founded upon her search for the perfect man so I was intrigued as to how the third book was going to play out when she already bagged him in the last book.

Helen Fielding's answer was to kill Mr Darcy off. Thanks to a freak landmine accident, Mr Darcy is no more and he's left Bridget with 2 young children and a convenient and seemingly endless supply of money. The book picks up 4 years after his death and Bridget is on the hunt for a new man, although this time she has the power of social media to help her out.

Don't get me wrong - I laughed. It's the same old Bridget who always seems to cock it up and make jibes at everyday modern life. But she's still the exact same Bridget from the last two books who was in her 30s, despite the fact she's now a mother in her mid-50s. There's something less funny about this woman going out clubbing, excessively drinking and constantly leaving her children in the care of a nanny. I really thought Helen Fielding would include more about Bridget raising her children rather than just chasing after toy boys. Instead her two little kids are left almost as a weak subplot.

So all in all it's a lighthearted and easy read, but don't expect it to feel the same as the other two books before it. It just feels like something was missing from this one - perhaps a Colin Firth shaped hole? Have you read any Bridget Jones books? What did you think?




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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Book Review: Bridget Jones Mad About The Boy

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy

"Friday 10 August. Twitter followers 75, then 102, then 57, then probably none by now."

Bridget Jones is a national treasure, isn't she? The woman who's always hopeless in almost everything she accomplishes, yet still makes it through safely in one piece to the other side. The series was founded upon her search for the perfect man so I was intrigued as to how the third book was going to play out when she already bagged him in the last book.

Helen Fielding's answer was to kill Mr Darcy off. Thanks to a freak landmine accident, Mr Darcy is no more and he's left Bridget with 2 young children and a convenient and seemingly endless supply of money. The book picks up 4 years after his death and Bridget is on the hunt for a new man, although this time she has the power of social media to help her out.

Don't get me wrong - I laughed. It's the same old Bridget who always seems to cock it up and make jibes at everyday modern life. But she's still the exact same Bridget from the last two books who was in her 30s, despite the fact she's now a mother in her mid-50s. There's something less funny about this woman going out clubbing, excessively drinking and constantly leaving her children in the care of a nanny. I really thought Helen Fielding would include more about Bridget raising her children rather than just chasing after toy boys. Instead her two little kids are left almost as a weak subplot.

So all in all it's a lighthearted and easy read, but don't expect it to feel the same as the other two books before it. It just feels like something was missing from this one - perhaps a Colin Firth shaped hole? Have you read any Bridget Jones books? What did you think?




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