Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Bridget Jones's Diary

Now I'm one of those incredibly difficult and annoying people that is very picky when it comes to so called funny books and not much will have me laughing out loud. Bridget Jones's Diary was one of those few.

“Resolution number one: Obviously will lose twenty pounds. Number two: Always put last night's panties in the laundry basket. Equally important, will find sensible boyfriend to go out with and not continue to form romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobic's, peeping toms, megalomaniacs,  emotional fuckwits or perverts. And especially will not fantasize about a particular person who embodies all these things”

The novel is about a 30 something year old, singleton who lives in  London. The diary tells us about her year including her relationship with a certain Daniel Cleaver and her nonexistent skirt. Like any woman she has problems with her weigh, self image as well as her indulgence in cigarettes and alcohol. Her friends and family play an important part
in her life throughout the diary with her mother constantly trying to set her up to marry rich handsome men. Her friends are like her surrogate family in London and are always quick to meet up when life seems hard and eating the entire content of ones fridge seems inevitable.

It's a seriously laugh out loud book, although I wouldn't read it when you're supposed to be working; the loud bursts of laughter might be a bit of a give away! Another 5 stars I think; such a good book.

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