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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 (2,242 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

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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible. 12 Jan 2014
By Jude
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The first 50 pages were reasonably amusing and interesting.....but it continued into absolute drivel and I didn't finish it. Can't recommend.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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I never write reviews normally but felt I had to warn people of this terrible book.
I quite enjoyed the original 2 books but the style of writing has not only become outdated and tired but also annoying and boring. I know Helen has tried to bring Bridget up to date but all the texting and tweeting is a bore to read, so I skipped over most of it. I couldn't wait to finish it but it was a slog.
Bridgit also seems to be 51 yrs old which doesn't quite work out with where she left off 15 yrs ago and yet has a son and a 4 yr old daughter, who seems to only flit in and out of her consciousness. She therefore is a terrible mother and very selfishly only thinks about herself and where her life is going.
Fielding is definitely thinking about her movie rites with this shallow written story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bridget Jones ...The Third instalment 27 Oct 2013
By Big Bertha TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Somehow I missed the pre-release hype that this book had been published and came across it whilst browsing reviews on Amazon. Reading the reviews could quite easily have put me off getting my own copy but I grew up with Bridget, she was a character I was able to relate to and unable to resist I had to read the next instalment.

Bridget in her early 50's is a far cry from the Bridget from the first two books. She's got two children, a Nanny and a Twitter account. Initially I wasn't that impressed but as the book progressed I found traces of the old Bridget resurfacing, I found myself laughing at some of her crazier moments and felt sad at the more poignant ones.

Not going to say anything about the storyline, it's been well covered by other reviewers and I sort of wish I hadn't read them before getting this as I was aware of some major spoilers before reading.

I didn't love it as much as the first two....maybe I grew up and Bridget didn't, but touches of the old brilliance were still there and if you're a die-hard Bridget fan then give it a go.
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13 of 14 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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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars New Bridget Jones book 24 Nov 2013
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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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69 of 76 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Also sent a copy direct to a friend who loved it: -) Excellent read...
Arrived promptly. Also sent a copy direct to a friend who loved it :-) Excellent read highly recommend.
Published 5 hours ago by ck76
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Funny, hilarious and outrageous at times. Made me smile in true Bridget style.

Good things come to those who wait.
Published 6 hours ago by Tina Curtis
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another great Bridget Jones diary
This one is set many years down the line with her having kids. It's a laugh a minute if your a parent cos no doubt a lot of parents have been in similar situations. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by cheryl1983
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Quick delivery and a good read
Published 11 hours ago by Mrs Tracy Ann Sidaway
5.0 out of 5 stars utterly Bridget
Fantastic book by Ms Fielding as always ! The characterisation was as as good as both the others , read this in 2 days !
Published 12 hours ago by Lindainoz07
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Published 13 hours ago by Iceman67
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Bridget Jones triumph
It took me a while to get into this book as I was so devastated at the end of Mr Darcy. But once you give it chance it I'd great. Laugh out loud funny ,warm and romantic.
Published 1 day ago by Tracey Coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent read.
Published 1 day ago by MADGE
2.0 out of 5 stars Mad about the boy.
Very boring,
Published 1 day ago by Linda England
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, unmissable read
Brilliant, unmissable read. I couldn't put it down. For anyone upset that Mr Darcy is killed off, please read it: I promise it's worth it!!!
Published 1 day ago by sld339
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