3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The (minimal) good DOES NOT outweigh the bad...,
This review is from: Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Hardcover)
This really was a disappointment, and that feels worse than being angry. We find Bridget with two young children (they're around 2 and 8, I believe, despite Bridget being 50-something) and Mark Darcy having died unexpectedly. I had thought that this had some potential of originality, e.g. coping with having to stay positive for the children, school troubles, smug school-gate parents, etc. but nothing which could have made a good story came about for me, in fact, it felt more like bad fanfiction by someone refusing to let go of an already finished series.
Fielding's writing is repetitive yet inconsistent, as well as poorly researched, all of her characters shallow and cloned (i.e. Roxster and Mr Wallaker regurgitated versions of Daniel and Mark), all with a frankly feeble sub-plot of screenplay writing. I even began to resent Bridget herself because of it.
Glad I only borrowed this. I don't particularly want any of my money going towards its film production any more.