My rating: 4 stars
Book & Author: Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
I managed to finish this book as part of the second book for my birthday month, because I wanted to read something funny and wonderful and this was all that!
I’ve seen both the Bridget Jones movies and this is one of those rare occasions when I read the book after watching the movie adaptation. I thought I might get bored since I had already seen the movie, but I simply enjoyed reading Bridget’s diary so much!!
I loved the style of writing and I wasn’t offended by the use of short forms of funny, incomplete sentences because it is after all a Diary, and being a diary writer myself, I know one doesn’t care about punctuations and spelling and grammar when writing a diary, because there are more important things to be noting down- about the trials and tribulations of the day!
That said, I did wonder though that I’ve read Anne Frank’s diary- who was a 12 year old girl, and now I’ve read Bridget Jones’ diary, who is a 30+ old woman, and I must say, we have deteriorated with regards to the use of language. I am guilty of the same, but I am going to take a short cut and put the blame on the fact that we have so little time these days, because of work and being online (:D), that using proper sentences in one’s diary does not top the list anymore. I am actually glad that we still have some written diaries, because in the age of youtube, it wont be far when people are recording themselves in their ‘online’ diaries.
The story line in the book is slightly different from the movie, and there is a lot more focus on Bridget’s family and friends than just the love affair between Daniel and Mark, as shown in the movie, so I found that refreshing too.
So ladies, I would recommend this book if you want to laugh and want a short read- brilliantly funny.
Have you read any of the Bridget Jones’ books? What were your thoughts?