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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 (2,553 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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32 of 35 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really disappointed 23 April 2014
I LOVE the first two books, and the films, so was really looking forward to this.

Before I get into what I didn't like, I will just say that it was a very easy read, I purchased it at the airport while travelling with work and got through it in 3 days (which is warp speed for me).

I found the character of Bridget to be very annoying in this latest edition, so much so I almost stopped reading. She is supposedly now a screen writer and yet she has got the author of the book she has adapted wrong, and persistently texts throughout her meetings with the production company....I'm sorry but these aren't the actions of a 51 year old woman with two children!

I also found all of the Twitter stuff really cringey, and her use of the words 'poo' and 'fart', I'm only 27 and couldn't imagine myself being as inane as this.

All in all it was a very poor to average read, I really hope they don't make it into a film. It actually reminded me of the film adaption of 'I don't know how she does it' - I enjoyed that book but found the film to be very childish and cringey.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dear lord 26 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
this is a travesty - a book about nothing with a heroine that doesn't have the appeal she did int he earlier books. Not worth the money
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75 of 83 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful 23 May 2014
Was so disappointed when reading the reviews of this when it first came out that I decided to wait and get it for free from my local Library. I'm glad I did as if I had paid for it I would have been sorely disappointed.

I remember for Comic Relief a few years ago that Helen Fielding went on Twitter as Bridget Jones as part of a 'prize'. I found her tweets hilarious and of course Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver also had a Twitter account each and with them all interacting with each other had some hilarious results. I was hooked on reading those tweets which disappointingly died down pretty soon after Comic Relief had finished. I'm not sure if Helen Fielding was encouraged by the response from Twitter to then decide to write another novel but considering Mark was featured on Twitter in the current timeline it came as a shock to find out that Mark is no longer with us in this book. Why oh why that choice was made by Helen Fielding I don't know.

I found Bridget's character in this book absolutely ridiculous. The age she is and she's still acting like a teenager. I just didn't like it and as much as I loved the previous books and the films this book just seemed like a complete waste of time and possibly just a money spinner for Ms Fielding. Killing Mark off was just a big 'no, no' for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good buy
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4.0 out of 5 stars chaotic and hilarious, as is her usual!
Right from the start the reader is drawn into the world that is Bridget's. It is well written in Fielding's usual diary format for the Jones' diary! Read more
Published 13 hours ago by avid northern reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful book, fast delivery, super price! many thanks!
Published 1 day ago by Indigma
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
The first two books were defiantly better and funnier . This could have been a great book, as it is its average and a bit of a let down
Published 1 day ago by not impressed at all
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not as good as the original Bridget jones
Published 2 days ago by car0lin3
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun read
Having only watched the films of the first two books I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the books as much,I needn't have worried though as I thoroughly enjoyed it,a nice fun read that... Read more
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Published 2 days ago by kate
2.0 out of 5 stars Mad About the Boy??I dont think so ....
absolute rubbish - what a disappointment !! I longed for this book to come out as I had enjoyed Bridget Jones so much previously but this would have been better to have never been... Read more
Published 2 days ago by hckmv
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
A book too far - so tedious.
Published 2 days ago by Julie Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Great read
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