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Perfect beach or pool side read; light and easy to read
on 6 January 2017
After waiting years for the third installment I refused to pay nearly a tenner for a kindle book when the book was first released. So I waited a year after its release to purchase it, after almost not bothering after reading numerous poor reviews. I have to say that despite the slating it seems to have received, compared to recent other over hyped book releases which i enjoyed but found way over hyped, I actually quite enjoyed this book. Maybe because I was expecting something terrible. Just like if millions of people bang on about how good a book is, you can't help buying into the hype, and on many occasions are left terribly disappointed.
I found certain aspects a bit grating, such as maybe in parts emulating Eddie and Patsy from
Ab Fab with her friends, who acted like plebs but were supposedly all successful high fliers. It was also a bit try hard in that Bridget and her friends and acquaintances had morphed into the primrose hill set and the name dropping of several exclusive clubs/bars. I can see some people may have found the tweeting part and endless daily tallying up of Twitter followers irritating but I just found it part of the story. There were a few parts that made me laugh out loud, which is rare for me to do when reading. Even my husband would ask what was making me chuckle.
I'm not sure how this would work as a film seeing as Bridget is now 51, although i'm sure in a few years there will be an adaptation made, so if you're unsure as to whether to read the book, just wait for the movie ;)
However seeing as summer is now approaching in the northern hemisphere this is a perfect book to read while lying on a tropical beach somewhere or by a pool, or even in your back garden. It's light, easy to read and put down while you reapply sun cream or sip on a cool ice cocktail and its feel good; ideal for wasting an afternoon reading while catching some rays.