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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy (Helen Fielding)

What do you do when a girlfriend's 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend's 30th?
Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating?
Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant?
Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?
Is sleeping with someone after two dates and six weeks of texting the same as getting married after two meetings and six months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day?
Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting, and rediscovering her sexuality in what some people call the 'middle age'.
This is the long-awaited return of a much-loved character!

Quote:"Notice how he makes you feel. Somewhere amidst the list - ´horny´, 'taking stomach medicine due to anxiety' - there should be the word 'happy'"

My thoughts on this book: My first thought about 50-year-old Bridget going through motherhood was 'WTF???'
Then I decided to give it a go and something else disappointed me: 'Mark Darcy is dead?!? Dead?!?'
I still love the way Helen Fielding makes Bridget's voice, and there is pretty cool and up-to-date advice, but I hate the fact that Mark Darcy is dead! Was Colin Firth not available for a third movie...?
I would have related to Bridget Jones had she gotten a divorce instead... and I believe most of the readers would too...

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