Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2020)

Bridget Jones s Diary and Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason In the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones s Diary Bridget confides her hopes her dreams and her monstrously fluctuating poundage not to mention her consumption of cigarettes and Fat
  • Title: Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
  • Author: Helen Fielding
  • ISBN: 9780330409698
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
    In the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones s Diary, Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and Fat units 3457 approx hideous in every way In 365 days, she gains 74 pounds On the other hand, she loses 72 There is also the unspoken New Year s resolution the questIn the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones s Diary, Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and Fat units 3457 approx hideous in every way In 365 days, she gains 74 pounds On the other hand, she loses 72 There is also the unspoken New Year s resolution the quest for the right man Alas, here Bridget goes severely off course when she has an affair with her charming cad of a boss But who would be without their e mail flirtation focused on a short black skirt The boss even contends that it is so short as to be nonexistent At the beginning of Helen Fielding s exceptionally funny second novel, the thirtyish publishing puffette is suffering from postholiday stress syndrome but determined to find Inner Peace and poise Bridget will, for instance, get up straight away when wake up in mornings Now if only she can survive the party her mother has tricked her into a suburban fest full of Smug Marrieds professing concern for her and her fellow Singletons she ll have made a good start As far as she s concerned, We wouldn t rush up to them and roar, How s your marriage going Still having sex This is only the first of many disgraces Bridget will suffer in her year of performance anxiety at work and at play, though less often in bed and living through other people s emotional fuckwittage Her twin set wearing suburban mother, for instance, suddenly becomes a chat show hostess and unrepentant adulteress, while our heroine herself spends half the time overdosing on Chardonnay and feeling like a tragic freak Bridget Jones s Diary began as a column in the London Independent and struck a chord with readers of all sexes and sizes In strokes simultaneously broad and subtle, Helen Fielding reveals the lighter side of despair, self doubt, and obsession, and also satirizes everything from self help books they don t sound half as sensible to Bridget when she s sober to feng shui, Cosmopolitan style She is the Nancy Mitford of the 1990s, and it s impossible not to root for her endearing heroine On the other hand, one can only hope that Bridget will continue to screw up and tell us all about it for years and books to come Kerry Fried
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    1. I spent than 4 days reading this 2 Books In 1 of Helen Fielding Bridget Jones s Diary and The Edge of Reason The first book is the Filipino Group s Book of the Month Choice for February 2010 with the theme Romantic Comedy I voted for Unrequited Love for the theme because I thought I would nominate Wuthering Heights so that I would have a compelling reason to read it But it lost to rom com so I had to think of a good novel for that I thought of nominating The Graduate or Breakfast at Tiffany s b [...]

    2. Bridget Jones diary is a novel based on the fictive character Bridget Jones a slightly superficial yet humorous thirty somthing women, searching for mister right, dealing with family especially her somwhat hyserical and bizare mother , while trying handle her job.The story of Bridget is light and funny, but in the end just can t stay on its tracks I found myself quickly irritated by Bridgets desperate and slightly pathetic need of a man what happened to being a little independent Of course i am [...]

    3. I absolutely loved BRIDGET JONES S DIARY Helen Fielding did an amazing job Many women can relate to Bridget, I know I can She is a very laughable character, there is literally no filtering system between her brain and her mouth which is why she always says things without thinking and the humour comes from her trying to dig her way out of those embarrassing times Bridget struggles to find the perfect man and resigns herself to becoming a spinster, which is hilarious because she isn t even that ol [...]

    4. Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason is the second book of the Bridget Jones Diary series This book had me both laughing out loud and cringing at the situations Bridget gets herself into I ve watched the movie a dozen times but never read the book so to be able to actually picture the characters as I read her loopy friends, her crazy Mum and her sexy squeeze Mark Darcy made for a really interesting read I m not usually a movie buff, preferring to read the book wherever possible and this is about the [...]

    5. This book was 700 something pages I read the first book and watched the movie and then read the second half and watched the movie also.1 Very funny 2 True I didn t get hooked up from the beginning but the perseverance paid off 3 Longest book I ever read till now4 Bridget was some kind of positivist and I m glad she did not shag Daniel after seeing that naked girl on his roof.5 Mark Darcy is as she said is a sex god 6 I can t wait to get my hands on the third book 7 TOTALLY getting a diary next y [...]

    6. I read both of these books while on holiday in Tenerife in 2002, I was away with the girls and need some books to read while I recovered from my daily hangover The first book was by far the better read and you really feel for Bridget and the way her love life just doesn t want to go right I managed to get through this book in three sittings with the a couple of glasses of San Miguel The second book was good but not as enjoyable as the first though I loved the bit where she is tripping out on the [...]

    7. omg i loved these two books so much I want to see Bridget please laughed so much didnt cry from emotions as much as cried from embarrassment for Bridget love the character of Darcy being played by Colin Firth in the movies after the Firth incident in the book pure casting genius Appreciate the movies so much now had always loved them but seriously Fielding needs to write another BJ novel

    8. I went into the books with knowledge of the films Slightly different but still the same old Bridget Love these books Full review here sherlockianbooklover.wordpres

    9. Funny, funny, funny Humiliatingly humorous, mainly because Fielding is so honest I recognize the awkwardness in myself Must read

    10. I couldn t put the books down, I found them both funny and entertaining Yes, the books aren t perfect but they are certainly easy to read.

    11. Helen Fielding s Bridget Jone s Diary is the perfect winter read I picked up this book after happening across the film adaptation and honestly I cannot praise this franchise enough As someone who thoroughly enjoys a good romance I found the story line to be quirky and entertaining As for the protagonist Bridget, well she is the most relatable character I have found in a novel in quite a while Who doesn t have issues with eating too much on the holidays, or really any other time of year for that [...]

    12. 3.5 StarsEntertaining and mostly saved by visions of Colin Firth Mark Darcy during reading Like a grown up version of Angus, thongs and full frontal snogging.In hindsight a bit shocking how many unwanted sexual advances Bridget receives and accepts as no big deal Sometimes wanted to shake B as she made so may bone headed decisions in her life career love life.Can t look away stop reading, in manner of train wreck.

    13. Took me a while to read due to having other things to do but really enjoyed it Alot different to the film but actually quite liked that as didnt know what was going to happen next.

    14. I loved the book It s so easy to read.You can t put it down when you start to read Because you re in her head You get her feelings, thoughts You get a clear view of her life and her diary because the book is classified in days and even hours When I saw this, I didn t start reading it , I thought it could be a negative thing but it wasn t, because at this way you re getting the feeling that you re a part of the book Bridget is a character that you can t hate as a woman It s so recognizable You c [...]

    15. The main character is Bridget.Bridget Jones is a young women that lives in Londen and her love life is not amazing.I like the book, it was very amusing and easy to read.When you have the same feelings as the main character, then a book is very smoothly to read I understand Bridget, her love life also sucks I have the same feelings so the reading went very well.The book is also a diary Bridget can have bad days but also good days When you are reading you can start compare her days with your days [...]

    16. Everyone could recognize themselves in this book or at least all women could The way Bridget is looking for love and trying not to end up as an old single lady desperate in front of the TV avoiding those family questions Still single , No kids yet or maybe the worst question of all All the other family members have found their soulmate, when will you find yours That s what Bridget Jones is all about her struggle with weight, her comparing herself to other women, her being attracted to two men In [...]

    17. I actually think I ve only listened to the audio versions of these books, not sat and read them It doesn t change my opinion of them In fact, these are wonderful stories to listen to while cleaning or doing other monotonous, mindless tasks.These books are presented as diary entries from London inhabitant Bridget Jones, who writes about her love life, work, weight loss and her occasional attempts to quit smoking What s so much fun is the parallels between these stories and Jane Austin s classics, [...]

    18. Die Urmutter des Chicklit Also, Helen Fielding ist damit einfach der Roman gelungen, der f r mich Chicklit definiert Das Buch ist so wahnsinnig komisch so ist es ja auch in der Verfilmung, die ja ebenso gelungen ist und gleichzeitig merkt man einfach, dass die Autorin etwas Originelles schreibt, das sie sich ausgedacht hat und nicht etwas Nachgemachtes denn im Gefolge dieses Buches gibt es ja viele B cher, die so tun und einfach einige Elemente nachahmen Die Autorin ist geistreich und klug und k [...]

    19. I have not actually seen this book but have purchased it a long while back hadn t the time to finish though.I ll review this book according to the film I ve seen a few years back.I think we can all identify with the protagonist in the film Bridget Jones she has a problem with her self image, weight problems and is VERY accident prone There were some funny scenes about this.This film or should I say novel is about First Impressions They are very deceiving What a person thinks about another person [...]

    20. I thought I was reading the book that the most recent Bridget Jones movie was based on, but this was only the second book, so that may account in part for my lack of enthusiasm Fielding writes funny, but the constant problems Bridget creates for herself get trying after a while The diary format is effective but makes for tough reading.Bridget s take on British politics The point is you are supposed to vote for the principal of the thing, not the itsy bitsy detail about this per cent or that per [...]

    21. Ik had de Dagboeken van een Prinses gelezen en die waren zo leuk dat ik besloot om nog een dagboek te gaan lezen waar een leuke film over was gemaakt Namelijk die van Bridget Jones Achteraf gezien niet zo n goede keuze aangezien ik het gevoel kreeg dat ze overal over aan het zeuren was, met name over haar gewicht en het aantal sigaretten dat ze rookte Na een tijdje kreeg ik dus ook een grondige hekel aan haar en kon ik niet meer verder lezen Gelukkig was ik nog niet ver in het boek, anders had i [...]

    22. A funny bit of fluffy chick lit The Edge of Reason had laugh out loud parts, but it was an entirely exaggerated unrealistic story, whereas BJD is funny because it is so believable unfortunately for me easily relatable Even though I have only seen the first movie, I can safely say I like these books a million times Could have something to do with not having a squinty pouting leading lady in front of my face Gotta love a heroic Darcy rushing around to save the day too whether is rescuing Lydia fr [...]

    23. Not as good as the first book This one lurches around, going apparently no where through the whole middle section Bridget s choices about her love life are infuriatingly stupid, and it s hard to have much sympathy when she screws thing up with Mark The movie version, as poor as that was, contained nearly nothing from the book, but actually had a far credible story arc.If all this sounds rather harsh criticism for a 3 star review, was that Jones herself and Feilding s observations are still spot [...]

    24. berzeugt nicht ganz Nat rlich mag ich Bridget mit ihren verr ckten Gedankeng ngen und verplanten M nnergeschichten Ich habe auch oft gelacht und konnte mich selbst kaum zwischen Mark und Daniel entscheiden, wo doch beide ihre Vorz ge haben Auf Dauer ging mir die Sache mit ihrem Gewicht und den ewigen Selbstzweifeln aber leider ziemlich auf den Keks Und obwohl es offensichtlich ist f r wen sie sich entscheiden wird, fand ich das Ende ein biiiisschen bertrieben Gut und nett zu lesen, f r Frauen un [...]

    25. This book is by no means as brilliant as Pride and Prejudice or even close , nonetheless, it is a good read If you like casual, romantic comedy this book is for you.The protagonist Bridget is funny, smart and sometimes irritating only some times The narrative style is good, its in the form of diary entries The only thing I couldn t digest was her relationship with Darcy, I somehow felt that Mark s character was undeveloped and even the romantic storyline between these too was left under develope [...]

    26. Part I Honestly, a great book if you want to laugh Bridget is such a great character with whom you can identify and laugh at She can be so much like me and be so stupid that I just can t help it but laugh out loud and be glad that I m not her Very good book for almost every mood.Part II TO bad this is the last one, I wouldn t have mind to read about Bridget Again I recognized myself in her and her way of thinking of being single but her stupid actions also made me laugh Every time I read a page [...]

    27. This book cracked me up If you ve seen the movie you ll be happy to see the movie follows the book pretty closely It does have some language so beware of that just one certain word she loves to use Enjoyable and easy read the British have a good sense of humor This basically is a diary for a year in her life She s obsessed with her weight, the calories and alcohol she consumes on a daily basis, as well as the of cigarettes she smokes, lottery tickets she buys, etc I love her antics as she lives [...]

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