Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

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Okay, so this is book 1 out of 30. Not bad for a week into the year.

Bridget Jones’s Diary is the perfect book to start the year. Following 30-something year old, London residing, Bridget Jones on her way through the year. The book starts by detailing her New Year’s Resolutions, including “form a functional relationship with a responsible adult”, and “go to gym three times a week, not merely to buy a sandwich”.  It then follows Bridget’s journey month-by-month throughout the year.

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Most of you will have seen the film staring Rene Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. This was one of my favourite “chick-flicks” of all time, so I was very excited about the book. The book (not surprisingly) is better than the film, and has a much deeper sense of wit and humour about it, which the film on touches upon.

Altogether, I found this book to be funny, yet without trying too hard. It was a very easy read, and I would recommend to any fans of the film, or any girl in their very late-teens to mid-thirties. It isn’t a piece of literary genius, and it won’t be seen as a classic the same way Jane Eyre is, but it is a very clever social commentary, and a nice piece of throw-away girly writing.


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