Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones, #3) by Helen FieldingBridget Jones is back!
Great comic writers are as rare as hens teeth. And Helen is one of a very select band who have created a character of whom the very thought makes you smile. Bridget Jones Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s was a huge international bestseller, published in 40 countries and selling over 15 million copies worldwide. Its sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, published soon after was also a major international bestseller. Both were made into films starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
Set in the present, the new novel will explore a different phase in Bridgets life with an entirely new scenario. As Helen Fielding has said: If people laugh as much reading it as I am while writing it then well all be very happy.
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By Sarah Crompton. Calories 2, Minutes spent reading Minutes spent laughing Packets of chocolate biscuits consumed 3. Bridget Jones was the poster girl for a generation. Terrifying slide into obesity why, why?
The book is at its best when it is a poignant comic novel about a year-old woman struggling to bring up children after the sudden death of her husband. But on occasion it becomes a parody of a Richard Curtis film, or even worse an American sitcom, and that of course is v v bad. Doorbell Was Tom and Jude, both completely plastered, stumbling into the hallway giggling. Stop it. Her newspaper columns, and first novel, defined a generation, changed the vocabulary of singleton life, gently satirised the have-it-all fallacy, and spawned an entire genre of poor imitations that still bore readers today. So you have to write a different book.
B ridget Jones, you could argue, was the first truly modern comic heroine. Back in the mids, through Bridget and her friends, Helen Fielding identified the confusion of a new generation of women and crucially allowed her readers to laugh at it. The books went on to sell 15m copies in 40 countries, were adapted into two hit films and turned their heroine into shorthand for a particular type of contemporary womanhood. Now the author has revived Bridget, nearly 20 years on, to negotiate a whole new sexual and cultural landscape. The girlish style has not changed, despite being Bridget still obsessively logs her weight, her alcohol units and pieces of Nicorette gum she's given up the Silk Cut ; to this litany of guilt she can now add embarrassing texts, tweets and Botox. At times this tone Gah! V v good, etc makes her sound annoyingly like a giddy teen, as it always did.
Bridget Jones is a franchise based on a fictional character of the same name created by British writer Helen Fielding. Jones first appeared in Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary column in The Independent in , which - crucially - did not carry any byline. Thus it seemed to be an actual personal diary chronicling the life of Jones as a thirtysomething single woman in London as she tries to make sense of life and love with the help of a surrogate "urban family" of friends in the s. The column in fact lampooned the obsession of women with women's magazines such as Cosmopolitan and wider social trends in Britain at the time. Fielding published the novelisation of the column in , followed by a sequel in called Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
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