2016/01/25

BOOK REVIEW:
BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY BY HELEN FIELDING

Title: Bridget Jones's Diary
Author: Helen Fielding
Published: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 274
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
Bridet Jones, a thirty-something Singleton, is on a devastatingly hilarious quest for self-improvement and love.


Review:
After years and years of having people tell me to read this, I finally have, and it was quite the rollercoaster.

One one hand, I found this book to be hilarious and there's something to the hysterical part of Bridget that I think most people can relate to, as well as the obsessive way she keeps track of how her new years resolutions are going. Her moods are constantly changing and her diary reflects this in a funny and realistic way. It's also very British, which I love.

One the other hand, I don't feel like this really made me think that much. It made me feel for Bridget, but not necessarily connect massively to her. Nothing really surprised me with this book, it was fairly predictable. It is exactly what I thought it would be: a light and funny chick-lit novel.

I would recommend this as a light, holiday read for people who enjoy (though I hate this phrase, I have nothing else to call it) women's fiction.

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This edition is to die for by the way.



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  1. I was curious, did you see the movie(s) before reading the book? I've seen them (and liked them for what they were: fun and very Brittish) and wonder whether or not the book will be 'more' than just that. I might pick it up when it crosses my path, just because I enjoy the humor and it would be a great in-between-read to lighten up your day!

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    1. I saw the movie ages ago, but I gotta say... I think perhaps I liked the movie more, as far as I can remember. I feel like the movie took everything to another level, which really worked :)

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