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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy [Kindle Edition]

Helen Fielding
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,293 customer reviews)

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"Bridget's back and it's v.v. good... I laughed, I cried and most of all I loved'" Daily Mail "Sharp and humorous...snappily written, observationally astute...genuinely moving" New York Times Book Review "A fun fast-paces, entertaining ride...I devoured the book in two days" Cosmopolitan "Laugh out loud funny" Financial Times "Fielding is entertaining and insightful, her timing immaculate." -- Nicola Shulman Mail on Sunday

Book Description

A new Bridget Jones novel by Helen Fielding


Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1942 KB
  • Print Length: 498 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (10 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D1VKZ3M
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,293 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bridget Jones Bad Dream 25 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was so much more than a disappointment, it actually made me physically cringe at certain points. Fielding's pathetic attempts to reflect the modern world were totally out of touch with reality. I don't know a single person who might identify with Bridget or her friends, who only seem to pop up to quote some crappy mantra, from a self help book that most of the world has forgotten about. Bridget has been blessed with children but they are far too young considering that she and Mr Darcy ran off into the sunset almost two decades ago. What's most annoying, the children seem to be at the bottom of Bridget's upper middle class priority list, making her a pretty unlikable character. This book's most unforgivable fault, is that it killed off Mr Darcy before the first page in order to clear the way for Bridget to enter the modern dating world. The reader would have forgiven Fielding for splitting up the happy couple, in a trial separation or divorce, maybe throw in a teenage child or two and some dating disasters which the reader may relate to, before they ultimately realise their love for each other again. In fact, I would still urge Fielding to write that book, the first chapter could start with Bridget waking up from a bad dream.....This awful book. Honestly, Fielding its not to late to scrap it and start again!!

One star and that's being generous
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars New Bridget Jones book 24 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This does not compare to Helen Fielding's previous books. It is boring and not really funny, It concentrates on twitter outpourings and is Bridget is no longer a character you can empathise with. Bad mistake to kill off Mark Darcy as there now seems to be a big gap in the story and it all seems unrealistic.
Unhappy previous Bridget Jones fan!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OMG! 11 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Mark Darcy dead, Mr Jones and Geoffrey Alconbury dead, Sharon disposed of and replaced by a new (though not in Bridget’s life) character, Talitha. What is all this supposed to mean? We meet Bridget as a single (widowed) mother of two but apparently almost unchanged. She is still the same Bridget as we used to know her – messy, possessing an absolutely phenomenal capacity of getting herself into embarrassing situations, always acting as an incompetent (not only verbally) mother and always musing about sex. Bridget’s obsession with the answerphone has been replaced by her more up-to-date (fortunately short-lived) obsession with Twitter; in accordance with the fashionable trends, Fielding has equipped her with a toy boy, 21 years her junior, she even recycled the motive of Bridget’s bum being publicly exposed (as famously remembered from the first film); product placements are only too frequent and too obvious. The only strong passages in the novel are those giving the account of Bridget’s mourning and her slow but definitive rebirth following Mark’s death ( in line with the most topical issues of today in the Sudan and by a land-mine). The omnipresent Mr Wallaker is too obviously to become a replacement for Mark from the moment he first appears on the scene, although the final romantic Christmas scenes will be only reached after their overcoming a lot of hurdles and misunderstandings. Once, Bridget, as a fictional character was a phenomenon, a reflection of all struggles a “singleton” in our society has to face and deal with. And I strongly feel that it should have stayed so. However, I must admit that there are passages that made me laugh loud and reminded me, though fleetingly, of the old, lively Bridget as the embodiment of an independent woman struggling on her own in today’s society and with its prejudices and stereotypes. But, somehow, that was not enough.
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70 of 77 people found the following review helpful

Lovable, cuddly, foot-in-mouth, just-the-way-you-are Bridget is long gone. In her place is a 51 year old widow obsessed with finding a man (yes, still,- and while we're on the subject, what kind of a name is Roxster?!), losing weight (yes, still, - a referral to an obesity clinic at a size 14? Really Helen? Way to relate to a huge chunk of your original fans there...) and booze (mouthful of wine in the middle of a children's diarrhea/vomit incident? Really?).

As for "hilarious" - if you find nits, poo, vomit, farting, technophobia and juvenile name-calling among parents funny, then you'll split your sides within the first 150 pages. Otherwise, you'll sit as I did, cringing for this ridiculous woman.

Just keep in mind when reading this that Bridget is no longer in her thirties and trying to work out where her life is going. She's 51, with children raised by a Nanny (even though she doesn't work) and a stupid boyfriend. Her friends haven't grown up either, and her mother is still commenting on her life even though she's now in her seventies.

Helen seems to think we've all forgotten who Bridget is - lines from the first two books and films crop up repeatedly. "Daniel, my former emotional f*ckwit boyfriend and Mark's former arch-enemy" or "Running around naked on his parents lawn". Look, I'm all for finding love and discovering who you are no matter what your age, but when these characters are supposed to be in their fifties and they're still having telephone conversations that involve the words "what colour are your knickers, Jones?" - it's time to stop reading.

Helen made a huge mistake getting rid of one of the most popular characters, but she made an even bigger one by writing this drivel in the first place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thankyou got it for my hols
Published 5 hours ago by tracy trevor
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Made me laugh out loud a few times but overall it felt a little weak.
Published 5 hours ago by Kate M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Bridget Jones at her best. all emotions explored joy and sorrow.a definite read for all Bridget Jones fans.I couldn't put it down.
Published 13 hours ago by mrs p
4.0 out of 5 stars Bridget - an old friend
I read the reviews and was prepared for disappointment. No need. Bridget and her world continued to delight. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Stephanie Grand
1.0 out of 5 stars This was a disappointing read in which Bridget is portrayed ...
This was a disappointing read in which Bridget is portrayed as a self involved, selfish and disorganised human being who additionally needs some stern parenting advice. Read more
Published 16 hours ago by tc1986
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy to have Bridget back
I am overwhelmed by so many bad reviews! I`ve just finished it and loved it. Ok, Darcy's tragic exit was a tough pill to swallow but once Iwas past the first few pages it was great... Read more
Published 18 hours ago by Anthony Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars love this book as much as the other two
Hilarious, love this book as much as the other two, will most definately be reading over and over again.

For any Bridget Jones fan this is an absolute must have!!!!
Published 20 hours ago by Pheb
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very happpy with this purchase
Published 22 hours ago by doddy
2.0 out of 5 stars I was really disappointed. It was an easy read but it was ...
I was really disappointed. It was an easy read but it was basically her first book retold with different names and Bridget happened to be older with kids. Read more
Published 1 day ago by K P Norris
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I was prepared to be disappointed but wasn't.
Published 1 day ago by Rachel Lawson
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