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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Review: Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding

Title: Bridget Jones Diary
Author: Helen Fielding
Series: Bridget Jones
Book #: 1
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Adult
Book Rating: Photobucket.7
Goodreads Rating: 3.59
Published: May 24th 1999
by Penguin

"130 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds overnight? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier (repulsive, horrifying notion)); alcohol units 2 (excellent) cigarettes 21 (poor but will give up totally tomorrow); number of correct lottery numbers 2 (better, but nevertheless useless)"

This laugh-out-loud chronicle charts a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single girl on a permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement--in which she resolves to: visit the gym three times a week not merely to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and not fall for any of the following: misogynists, megalomaniacs, adulterers, workaholics, chauvinists or perverts. And learn to program the VCR.

Caught between her Singleton friends, who are all convinced they will end up dying alone and found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian, and the Smug Marrieds, whose dinner parties offer ever-new opportunities for humiliation, Bridget struggles to keep her life on an even keel (or at least afloat). Through it all, she will have her readers helpless with laughter and shouting, "BRIDGET JONES IS ME!"

Taschima's POV:

 Incredibly funny. Bridget Jones is the kind of gal you just want to have a drink with and complain about men, cause you know shell understand you perfectly well.

 The book consists of a whole year of Bridget Jones life. It starts, like most of our years, with promises and new year's resolutions. Not going to smoke, not going to drink- really who on earth completes their new year's resolution?. Bridget haves a whole bunch of issues, with her mother, boyfriends, self esteem, she smokes, she drinks, she parties, and is always in search of Inner Poise, But all of this only makes her more real, more human. She is not the perfect character, nor any other character in the book is, but isn't that just swell? It's like taking a break from all the expected perfection to the cold and ugly truth. 
 Now Mr.Darcy, I had a problem with him at first. Too damn shy! And I swear if he asked her one more time what book have she read I was going to hit him (in my mind he was going to look all kinds of bad) but fortunately he came off at the end as the perfect man. 


 Sometimes the book got a little repetitive, but it was minimal, and when you noticed this it quickly went away like a scared cat. Also I wish I had a chance to get to know Mr.Darcy a little better, then again I think that's what the second book is for.

 If you are expecting to find some mind blowing intellectual reading where all the secrets of life will be answered, do not pick up this book. If you want to spend your afternoon laughing out loud then by all means devour it.


  1. The love interest's name is Mr. Darcy?? That's too funny. Great review! I always wondered what this was about.

  2. Very informative and true. You know Helen Fielding named him Mr. Darcy on purpose? She was inspired by Pride & Prejudice...Bridget's situation is an echo of Elizabeth Bennet's confusion between Mr. Wickham and Mr. Darcy. Did you read P&P? And have you seen the movie for Bridget Jones? And I hope I don't sound too annoying with all my questions...xD.

    Yeah, Mr. Darcy needs to show up more! He's practically non-existant in the book until the ending. I feel like the movie version did it much better.

  3. Not at all! I like questions.
    Well I'm totally embarresed but I have not read P&P :s I want to, but I just don't get around to it! I think I watched the movie though...

    And I have watched the movie, and I have to say Bravo, the movie was pretty much the book. I even downloaded it! Gonna watch in a few...

    And Yes Mr.Darcy had to show up more, I felt like he was the last option and Bridget just jumped right into it, it was the right choice, but really it seemed like she would have been with anyone at that point ( calling ex, thinking about The Devil- Daniel.)

  4. And in the book the author actually makes a reference to Pride & Prejudice, so you can kind of get from that that she was inspired ( I mean Mr. Darcy? Seriously? hahaha)

  5. Yep! And Daniel's supposed to be the equivalent of Mr. Wickham... we just love to hate them scoundrels! xD GASP. You MUST read P&P. It's quite lovely... it's just kinda hard to get into since it's old-fashioned English. But it's witty! I did like the ending of the book where she says that everytime she sees the sweater, she explodes with shame. I was like, daaaamn! what did you and Mr. Darcy do? xD

  6. hmmm I wonder myself...

    Lol I think she says that because the first time she saw him she thought of him as a goody two shoes not interesting enough for her hahaha
    Turns out hes like a superhero


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