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Bad news - so very boring......,
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This review is from: Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Kindle Edition)
Having read the original Bridget Jones when it first came out and thoroughly enjoyed what was, at that time, not just a fun story - but also a novelty in the diary-like format of writing, I was interested to hear that after so many years Bridget was to make a reappearance.
Given the very mixed reviews for 'Mad about the Boy' over the first few days I was hesitant about purchasing it. However, many of them seemed to be focused on the disaster that Darcy had been written out. To be honest, this didn't concern me too much, so I decided to go ahead and buy on the basis that the book would be written in the same fun, page-turning way and I'd probably enjoy it.
How wrong I was ! Although similar in approach of a diary format, the book is dull, dull, dull. The writing is turgid and 'diary entries' are often disjointed and unconnected. The story is really dragged out - and so slow.....I actually found myself so bored that I gave up reading it shortly after the mystifying 'twitter' exchange. And I hate spending money on books and not reading them.
Bridget may be the 'same old Bridget' that other readers have reported (but maybe she should have grown up just a bit in the long intervening years?)but unfortunately Helen Fielding seems to have lost the plot in taking the reader along with her.
If you are curious to read it, I'd suggest downloading a sample first if you can. I wish I had...