Review: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

Posted January 19, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

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From Goodreads: Helen Fielding’s devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton launched a genre and transcended the pages of fiction to become a cultural icon.

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What I Loved:  Bridget was a wonderful mess of a woman that I think most singledoms can relate too on some level.  Mark Darcy is so straight-laced and adorable that it is hard not to fall in love with him.  Daniel is the perfect cad with just enough hotness that you don’t totally hate him.  Put them all together and you have one fun mess!

What I Liked: The family, friends, and co-workers are really the glue that keeps this book going.  They made you laugh out loud and kept our Bridget grounded at times.

Complaints: Unless Bridges is 4’10”, the weights translated in the US version had her being a size 6.  That isn’t even pudgy.

Why I gave it a 3: I liked the book but I am not likely to read it again.  It was fun, quick, and even though a bit annoying at times–it was what I expected.  If you like the movie (which I love) you will enjoy reading this book.

Who I would recommend this too:  Chick-lit and Contemporary (light) romance readers.

Author Website: http://www.powells.com/authors/fielding.html

Books in this series:
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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4 responses to “Review: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

  1. Sikká

    I just finished reading Bridget Jones's Diary and absolutely loved it! I don't usually enjoy chicklit, but I had seen the film adaption countless times and just knew that the book was going to be a great read. I also gave it a quick review in my blog, if you're interested. πŸ™‚

  2. Tara SG (25 Hour Boo

    This is another one I'm adding to my Out of the Norm list. Can you believe I've never seen the movie? πŸ™‚

  3. Bookish in a Box

    My copy of this is completely beat up and worn out, full of underlines and crumbs and Dr Pepper stains. Every bit of damage has a happy memory attached.

  4. Amused

    This is probably one of my favorite books of all time, but the sequal, trust me, its even better!