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Hardcover Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Book

ISBN: 0670892963

ISBN13: 9780670892969

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

(Book #2 in the Bridget Jones Series)

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With another devastatingly hilarious, ridiculous, unnervingly accurate take on modern womanhood, Bridget Jones is back. (v.g.)Monday 27 January"7:15 a.m. Hurrah! The wilderness years are over. For... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

Bloody Well Loved It

No. of laughs: 1 million (v.g.), Average hours per day spent reading: 4 (am turning into obsessive bookworm in manner of Belle in Sleeping Beauty or similar), Moments found relating surprisingly well to Bridget: 4,000 and counting, No. of other books have enjoyed nearly as much: 0 (well, not counting Brigdet Jones's Diary, that is).5:26 pm. My flat.Hurrah! Helen Fielding is bloody genious. Knew it would be just as good as original, knew it. Have not been quite as well entertained since was young child and watched Care Bears until mother was ready to rip her head off and eat it. Such an honest portrayal of life has never come round 'til now. Have found endless stories of Bridget shagging, calling 1471, ranting with Shazzer and Jude, obsessing over Mark Darcy, worrying about Mentionitis and evilness of the dreaded Smug Marrieds, and the trilling and the irking antics of gigolo-hiring mother to be much more amusing than any John Grisham.If you pass this book up (disaster), you're bloody well missing out.

Saturday, April 22

130 lbs. (gaah!), alcohol units 7 (entranced by book, and therefore not accountable for actions), cigarettes 0 (hurrah!), calories 1500 (v.g.), no. of times found self mooning over Colin Firth 42 (tragic)11 a.m. Traveling with Mum from New York to Virginia and in desperate need of entertainment. Must busy self. Idleness only leaves time to contemplate terrifying slide into obesity (Why? Why?). Search plastic bag quickly tearing itself into shreds for relief (blurry wimpy plastic), found Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and began to read. Refreshing change from self-help books, as actually might help.Noon Stopped for gas. Laughing hysterically now (v.g. as laughing burns calories) and wondering at the comic genius of Helen Fie--Gaaaaah! Was Mum getting back into car. Would recommend to everyone (Reading book, not getting back into car).3 p.m. Feel very comfortable with self after reading about Bridget Jones. Life can't possibly be as bad (v.g.). Not better or worse than the first, simply a well written continuation. Hurrah for Helen Fielding! Bridge's travel misadventures might be pushing it a little, but the further connection to Austen is bloody marvelous, this one paralelling Persuasion. The old Bridge is back!

More, please...

Although am ashamedly Smug Married, manage to relate entirely to Bridget's neuroses and foibles to point of neglecting own children and husband in favour of hurriedly gulping down most entertaining read since last Bridget Jones book. Wonder if Ms. Fielding considering further additions to series, as cannot fathom going on without MORE BRIDGET! Disagree with previous reviewer that Thailand escapades were slow point in book, as thought were rather hilarious and cannot imagine non-Disney trip for self at this point in life. Highly,highly recommend for those who think laughing out loud while reading is high point in day and something that does not happen often enough! (Also wondering if will continue speaking and writing without pronouns and proper nouns as does Bridget.) Fantastic, fantastic and fun.

A Good Evening Read

Bridget Jones : The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding is an easy evening read and a great source of side splitting humor and intrigue for any fan of Fielding's wit. While retaining her wit and great nack for story telling, she takes us to a historic London, exotic Thailand, the guilty pleasures of Heroine and the twisted accuracy of Pop Culture, clutching and fleeting with humanity and great characters. I curled up once again with my favorite reading music (John McArthur's, "HIDDEN") and found myself willingly transported through the lives of Bridget, Jude and Shazzar. (And what extraordinary lives indeed.) Only to find that the story was over and I wanted to read more.A must for any Helen Fielding fan!

A Sequel That Delivers

Helen Fielding has done it again! With all of the brilliance and comic genius she displayed in Bridget Jones's Diary, this second book Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, is just as much of a wild ride as the first. It is true the character of Bridget speaks primarily to single women, but there is no doubt any reader could enjoy the silly escapades that result from this thirtysomething simply living her life and taking advice from her 'singleton' friends. Frequent references to current events and trends in England and America make this diary easy to believe as non-fiction, although of course it is not. Getting lost in it's spider-web of events is only half the fun - when nearing the end, you will want it to slow down, as to preserve your need for more. Another highlight in this volume is the character of her mother taking a back-burner role, and letting the real star shine along with her friends and boyfriends alike. Read this book, laugh out loud, and be challenged to find at least one way Bridget doesn't remind you of someone you know. Perhaps even yourself!
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