‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ by Helen Fielding [Book Review]

I am a strong advocate of audiobooks. I truly (unlike some) believe that listening to a book constitutes reading (more on that another day), and I always have at least one on the go. Today I finished listening to Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding for the 2017 Reading Challenge.

Title: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Author: Helen Fielding
Released: 1999
Pages: 422
Category: #15 A book with a subtitle
Rating: 6/10

“Is not what happens to you in life that counts but how you play the cards you are dealt.”

The second volume in the Bridget Jones series is no less amusing than the first. Bridget’s life is a veritable pantomime, and this adventure centres around her trip to Thailand, where she gets caught up in a life of crime (much funnier than it sounds, rest assured).

As a character, Bridget is warm, kind, and oh-so-unlucky, but more than anything, she is a passionate and driven everyday woman, exactly the kind of real-life heroine we should be reading about and supporting.

In a rare turn of events, I actually preferred the second book in a series over the first. This novel was much funnier and concerned her wider relationships with friends and family, rather than the love triangle of Bridget Jones’s Diary. Of course there was still a heavy romance presence, but I felt that the whole story just worked better. Right, I’m just off to download Mad About The Boy (book three), so that I can listen to more of Bridget’s hilarious escapades.

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