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Bridget Jones revisited, but bad language abounds
on 18 September 2013
Review by my wife, who was defintely NOT impressed:
"If you are having withdrawal symptoms from Bridget Jones, look no further than this book, that is if you like frequent swearing and the dreaded C word. I ploughed on through this book hoping for something different, but I could not find it. It is about a girl called Fran whose boyfriend asked for a 90 day sabbatical and the ongoing efforts of her friends to get her dating again. Why?? She has not been dumped by her longtime boyfriend, and there were no reasons given for his sabbatical, but he is still in contact with her. It's a story of stalking, drinking and abusing her friends, so where in this scenario is there entertainment?
Her friends seem shallow and only there as Fran's punchbag. I concede that the book is funny in places, but not enough for me to recommend it to anyone.
It is not a book or author that I would ever want to read again. Lucy Robinson is now on my blacklist as someone who cannot seem to express herself on paper without gratuitous swearing. We all know the words, but, to paraphrase Bill Grundy's comment to the Sex Pistols, 'what a clever girl!'"