Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding: C

From the back cover:
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. She experiences a zeitgeist-esque Spiritual Epiphany somewhere between the pages of How to Find the Love You Want Without Seeking It, protective custody, and a lightly chilled Chardonnay.

Several things annoyed me about this book. I don’t like plots that hinge on misunderstandings that nobody really tries to explain. And Bridget somehow seems even more incompetent than the last book, letting a situation with a builder just linger on unresolved, and just not earning my sympathy very much. It was still cute, and funny at times. It’s probably worth a read, but I found it quite frustrating.

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  1. I agree the whole builder thing was just ridiculous. And the misunderstandings could have been better done. Some of the book I enjoyed much more (such as the lack of Daniel, who I dislike), but overall I don’t think it’s as good as the first.

    Anyhow, movie’s completely different, so you ought to watch it. 🙂 And read the columns which are also completely different.

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