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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Book Club Book Review: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason By Helen Fielding

It was my very first turn to pick the book for my August Book Club meet up and after the heavy reads so far of Room, Atonement and Cockroach I decided it was time for some lightheartedness Bridget Jones style!

So I picked Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason by Helen Fielding. This is the second book of the Bridget Jones Diary series with a third book rumored to be in the making as well. 

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 only book I can think of that I've watched the movie and read the book.

It reads as comical as the movie and many situations that women (and probably men, oh how we confuse the poor buggers!) can relate to in new relationships.

I would recommend this book for any woman who needs a laugh and also any man who is brave enough to step into the mind of a woman ... I can assure you, you'll be surprised and might even learn a little something about the opposite sex!

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

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  1. I must add the Bridget Jones' books to my 'to read' list - I loved the movies, would be great to relive the characters again through this form. A third movie sounds very exciting!! x

  2. The Bridget Jones series is my of my favourites. Loved the movies and yes i did hear a third one may be in the making. I love the idea of a book club. I love the idea of a book club. I really must source out one in my local area.


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