Book Review: Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding
June 24, 2014 14 Comments
Bridget Jones – Mad About the Boy: What it is about
From the publishers: “Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice?
Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?
Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen’s day?
Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what SOME people rudely and outdatedly call ‘middle age’.
The long-awaited return of a much-loved character, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious.”
Bridget Jones – Mad About the Boy: What I thought
I thought it would be a fun, light read and it was. Bridget is 50 years old and a widow. A widow! Darcy is no longer and (sit down before you read the next bit)… Bridget has a lover who is 30. That’s a twenty year gap! She’s just as uncertain about her relationship with him as she always was about men. Luckily, she’s got kids, so that takes away some time for obsessing.
I (at 50 myself) got a bit bored with Bridget going on about Roxster, her boyfriend. There is of course the school-mum’s trouble as well, where one bossy mum arranges everything that needs to be arranged by the parents and Bridget never gets her part right. Why can’t book mums just do what the PTA ask of them? Why are they so often the odd one out? Well, because they’re more interesting that way, of course. But it gets stale if you read as much as I do.
Anyway, a little boring at points, but also a light read that would be fun to take on holiday.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (okay to good)
Number of pages: 390
First published: 2013
I got this: Borrowed from a friend
Genre: contemporary fiction, chick-lit