Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason- Review

Today’s review is of The Edge of Reason or as I call it, BJ2 (Bridget Jones 2).

Monday 27 January

“7:15 a.m. Hurrah! The wilderness years are over. For four weeks and five days now have been in functional relationship with adult male, thereby proving am not love pariah as recently feared.”

Lurching from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the blissed-out shores of Thailand, Bridget Jones searches for The Truth in spite of pathetically unevolved men, insane dating theories, and Smug Married advice (“I’m just calling to say in the potty! In the potty! Well, do it in Daddy’s hand then!”). She experiences a zeitgeist-esque Spiritual Epiphany somewhere between the pages of How to Find the Love You Want Without Seeking It (“can self-help books really help self?”), protective custody, and a lightly chilled Chardonnay.

Wednesday 5 March

“7:08 p.m. Am assured, receptive, responsive woman of substance. My sense of self comes not from other people but… from… myself? That can’t be right.”

With another devastatingly hilarious, ridiculous, unnervingly accurate take on modern womanhood, Bridget Jones is back.

I loved the first book, so I thought I’d love BJ2, but sadly I didn’t particularly. I was expecting the books to be like the movie and unfortunately they weren’t. My favourite part of Bridget Jones is Daniel because in the movie I like looking at Hugh Grant, and he is hilarious! Well I find everything hilarious but Daniel has that dry sense of humour that just makes me chuckle.

I swear Daniel was in this THREE times. You don’t even understand how disappointed I was. There were probably ten sentences in total about Daniel, which was a huge mistake in my opinion. The bit that tickled me most was when Daniel said Bridget didn’t know where Germany was.

Well I don’t even like Mark that much but I was sad that he wasn’t in it. There weren’t any guys in it for god’s sake. I thought Bridget might go off with ‘sexy Matt’ or whatever but no she just decided to whine about a hole in the wall the whole book. This Gary the builder guy wasn’t much of a bonus to the book was he? I can’t believe he sent Bridget a bullet with her name on, that was a bit anti climatic.

What shocked me most was that Mark didn’t propose in the book. WHAT. It would’ve livened things up a bit. Oh and there wasn’t that girl that wanted to go out with Bridget like in the movie, it was just Rebecca that wanted to go out with Mark- how boring?? Then THAILAND. She didn’t even do anything in Thailand! Why wasn’t Daniel in Thailand? The events could’ve been way better seriously. OH MY GOD AND TOM. WHERE WAS TOM?

Funnily enough I did like some of this book. Well I liked the Kenyan tribe man and the wedding with Jude and Vile Richard. That wedding was cute bless it. Although having said that, the wedding wasn’t written in much detail AND tribe guy wasn’t in the book long. I liked BJ2 when I was reading it, I just realised how spectacularly crap it was afterwards.

Love, Sydney


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