Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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 betw...

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Title:Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Author:Helen Fielding
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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Reviews

  • Suzanne

    The Colin Firth interview is hilarious! You just want to scream at Bridget to shut up and stop putting her foot in every time she opens her mouth! Just as wonderful as the first book!

  • Jennie

    Have just finished reading Bridget Jones’s Diary: The Edge of Reason, aka BJD 2: THE DARCY STRIKES BACK. Still working out feelings re: sequel, as original was pure perfection, part of identity, Pride & Prejudice-related (so obviously superior to almost all other works

    Have just finished reading Bridget Jones’s Diary: The Edge of Reason, aka BJD 2: THE DARCY STRIKES BACK. Still working out feelings re: sequel, as original was pure perfection, part of identity, Pride & Prejudice-related (so obviously superior to almost all other works of fiction), etc. Am having trouble reckoning feelings for this novel, as trainwreck of a movie is hanging over head in manner of pinata filled with poo or old, stinky cheeses.

    Shall not dwell on turd of a movie, however, flawed as it is, because love the lovely book! Like Bridget Jones’s Diary, sequel is based on Jane Austen novel, this time Persuasion. Had not read Persuasion until several years ago and ended up liking just as much (if not more? blasphemy!) as P&P. Naturally, Persuasion suffers from clear lack of Darcy, however Wentworth equally swoon-worthy, also Anne Elliot is obvious patron saint of Singletons everywhere, having been declared old spinster at virginal age of 27.

    Our little Bridget is still struggling with job, money, romance, family (overbearing mother, drunken father), blah dee blah LIFE in usual ridiculous and fun manner. All old friends are back, including urban family (Jude, Shazzer, Tom), Marrieds (Smug and Otherwise), insane boss Richard Finch, delightful mess Daniel Cleaver, and of course Mark Darcy, with whom Bridget is now deeply in love. New characters join Bridget’s world in form of odious Rebecca, a jellyfish (aka frenemy) on the prowl for Bridget’s boyfriend, and friend Magda’s adorable moppets, created to make Bridget look alternately crazy and competent.

    Do wish that book had not included any romantic turmoil for Bridget and Mark Darcy, however realize that there would have been conspicuous lack of plot otherwise. Could not even bring self to get worked up over ridiculousness of certain plotlines (Thai prison, hole in side of flat, stinky fish left in purse for weeks, what-have-you) because of love for all things Bridget and Darcy, also because of equally important happy ending (spoilers)! Suppose am typical girl that way, heart going all aflutter at any mention of Jones-Darcy reconciliation, evidence of Darcy-still-in-love, etc.

    Recommend this book for all who enjoyed Bridget Jones’s Diary, or like well-done chick lit (still hate that hateful phrase, should stop using immediately) in general. Especially worth reading for special treat in sequel (as all sequels must one-up original) in form of Colin Firth (aka THE Mr. Darcy) being interviewed by Bridget Jones, which unfolds exactly as one would expect.

    In short, sequel is v.g.

  • Chevalier

    Sunday 26 January

    6 pm. My Bed. Writing critic on Goodreads Hurrah! Just finished quite good book. Will call friends and discuss about it. Now everyone can see how smart I am! Will write fantastic critic, one that will make everyone follow me, adore me, etc. Will be invited to review more books and will write for famous newspaper (Guardian or Times).

    Yes, will write not only funny review but insightful.

    Should have a little wine for to start creativity flowing.

    6.01 Will go to shop and buy Silk Cu

    Sunday 26 January

    6 pm. My Bed. Writing critic on Goodreads Hurrah! Just finished quite good book. Will call friends and discuss about it. Now everyone can see how smart I am! Will write fantastic critic, one that will make everyone follow me, adore me, etc. Will be invited to review more books and will write for famous newspaper (Guardian or Times).

    Yes, will write not only funny review but insightful.

    Should have a little wine for to start creativity flowing.

    6.01 Will go to shop and buy Silk Cut. In manner of every famous writer, must smoke and drink while writing.

    6.20 pm Should possible organize room first. Surely Woolf was v. organized and clean.

    6.25 pm Found lost pair of jeans under bed!

    7.00 pm Right, will start review now.

    7.02 pm Surely the internet will help.

    8.00 pm V. Tired and frustrated. Everyone seems to think it's a waste of time. Will prove them all wrong, as the "Road Less Traveled" says.

    9.05 pm Will start now. Oops Telephone. Must be friend!

    9.35 pm Going to 192. Surely pre-drinks and friends will help self. Will get new ideas discussing the book.

    9.36 pm Do not find a single pair of socks. Must buy more.

    3.00 am Greatz Night mith pals. Yad mure drinkz. Hair iz zpinning. Here's pen?

  • Jessica

    Not quite as good as the original, nonetheless, spending more time with Bridget and her friends as they count alcohol units and worry about what underpants to wear on a date is a pleasant diversion.

  • Elizabeth

    I desperately love Bridget, I really do, but the story just wasn't as funny the second time around.

    I never thought I would tire of British humour, but - while

    is still VERY FUNNY - the plot line relies a lot on miscommunication stemming from the characters bumbling about and being unable to speak candidly about a situation or say what they really mean. Gets a bit old.

    I don't think I'll carry on with the series. The original Bridget Jones Diary is absolute comedic and chick-li

    I desperately love Bridget, I really do, but the story just wasn't as funny the second time around.

    I never thought I would tire of British humour, but - while

    is still VERY FUNNY - the plot line relies a lot on miscommunication stemming from the characters bumbling about and being unable to speak candidly about a situation or say what they really mean. Gets a bit old.

    I don't think I'll carry on with the series. The original Bridget Jones Diary is absolute comedic and chick-lit gold and I'd recommend just sticking with that one.

  • Lisa

    This book should be retitled as Bridget Jones: The Unnecessary Sequel. Bridget returns as the hapless and can't-get-it-together heroine with plenty of love, work and weight troubles. The first book has a happy ending and I thought that was the end of it. Since it's so successful, of course the author cannot resist conjuring contrived plot lines for Bridget's second adventure.

    Bridget came across as charming and endearing in the first book but here she becomes annoying and irritating. I (or the r

    This book should be retitled as Bridget Jones: The Unnecessary Sequel. Bridget returns as the hapless and can't-get-it-together heroine with plenty of love, work and weight troubles. The first book has a happy ending and I thought that was the end of it. Since it's so successful, of course the author cannot resist conjuring contrived plot lines for Bridget's second adventure.

    Bridget came across as charming and endearing in the first book but here she becomes annoying and irritating. I (or the readers) love her int he first book because Bridget is not flawless. This makes her a very accessible character. However, the contrived plot lines of this book has managed to create a gratingly stupid Bridget which I cannot empathise with anymore.

    This is what happens when authors go on beyond the 'happily ever after' last line.

  • Alaina Meserole

    I don't really know why I still had this book on my TBR because I didn't really like the first book.. but oh well, I dove right into this one anyways.

    Okay, so in

    Bridget starts to suspect that her boyfriend Mark is starting to develop feelings for one of his coworkers, Rebecca. Of course this was a huge misunderstanding on her part because he doesn’t have any feelings for her at all. However, it is Bridget and it wouldn’t be a book if she found out that she was wron

    I don't really know why I still had this book on my TBR because I didn't really like the first book.. but oh well, I dove right into this one anyways.

    Okay, so in

    Bridget starts to suspect that her boyfriend Mark is starting to develop feelings for one of his coworkers, Rebecca. Of course this was a huge misunderstanding on her part because he doesn’t have any feelings for her at all. However, it is Bridget and it wouldn’t be a book if she found out that she was wrong right away. Nope. In the end, she felt foolish for even thinking that and all is right in the world because Rebecca started dating someone else. Right? Wrong. I hated this book so much.

    Like I said, I didn't like the first book.. so I definitely didn't like this book either. It wasn't funny at all to me. It's like I was fake laughing just to get out of this book faster. I just don't like Bridget at all. She was so annoying and frustrating throughout the whole book. I didn't care what she went through or said throughout the entire thing. I just wanted this book to be over as soon as I started it. Spoiler alert: wine helped me get through this book. A lot of wine.

    Overall, I hated this book. I will never ever reread this series. I will not continue this series - no matter what which makes me sad because I hate starting a series and not finishing it but I seriously can't stand Bridget as an MC.

    I'm done with this.

  • AMEERA

    I hate say this but I hate this book , can be much better if Helen fielding just wrote bridge Jones's diary and stop

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    What a fucking terrible book. My god.

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