Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bridget Jones' Diary was our read for book club in February. It is a spin-off of Pride and Prejudice (win win win) told in a diary format by the weight-obsessed, striving-for-self-improvement (but never achieving), single Bridget Jones. She finds herself torn between the handsome, sexy, and possibly slimy boss for a boyfriend and the stiff, overly perfect, awkward but maybe handsome Mark Darcy. And of course, because this is a spinoff of P&P, she has a CRAZY family.

This was a quick read. It was entertaining. Bridget had moments where she irritated me (very neurotic, drinking herself into a stupor, making bad decisions) but she is also relatable in her honesty and imperfections. The Pride and Prejudice connection was at times tenuous, but it was fun to try and make the connections. And I appreciated that she talked about the BBC Pride and Prejudice mini-series.

I don't find I have over-much to say about it -- but it was a fun read and what I needed after a rough couple of days at work. I'll probably read the rest of the series.

3.5 stars

Warnings: Language, innuendo

1 comment:

  1. I love the movie of this one but have yet to read the book. One of these days I'll get to it.


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