The Wilderness Years are over! But not for long. At the end of Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget hiccuped off into the sunset with man-of-her-dreams Mark Darcy. Now, in The Edge of Reason, she discovers what it is like when you have the man of your dreams actually in your flat and he hasn't done the washing-up, not just the whole of this week, but ever.
Lurching through a morass of self-help-book theories and mad advice from Jude and Shazzer, struggling with a boyfriend-stealing ex-friend with thighs like a baby giraffe, an 8ft hole in the living-room wall, a mother obsessed with boiled-egg peelers, and a builder obsessed with large reservoir fish, Bridget embarks on a spiritual epiphany, which takes her from the cappuccino queues of Notting Hill to the palm- and magic-mushroom-kissed shores of ...
Bridget is back. V.g.
This is my favourite of the three Bridget Jones books. This book made me entirely happy to read and had a fantastic plot line.
Her experience on shrooms--just yes. Because it's completely normal to go to Thailand and have a shroom omelette. Just yes. All my yeses. Her thoughts afterwards and Shazz's description of how she acted were just all so hilariously accurate.
Also, the fact that she lets Gary the builder make a hole in her apartment and just leave it for a few weeks? So great. She's so gullible and it's absolutely endearing. And there was that time she was crawling in the dumpster in underwear and a jacket. And then her ex shows up. And then her other ex shows up.
I'm generally not much of a fan of diary type books that try to tackle complex plots, but Bridget being detained in Thailand for drug trafficking just seemed to fit in all to perfectly. Of all people, this would happen to her.
Mark Darcy is definitely the subtle star of this book and though it may have been a little predictable, I thought their relationship was really well written and had just the right
amount of prominence. This is more women's fiction than romance, but romance definitely played a big role.
Bridget's obsession with self-help books isn't something I can relate to at at all but it played another hilarious role and it was intriguing to see the 'lessons' she and her friends thought they learned and how they applied to reality.
Bridget's friend Jude and her significant other, Vile Richard, had an interesting subplot weaving through that provided a really good foil to Bridget's relationship with Mark. Rebecca's character made me angry and made me squirm, because to me Bridget felt like a real friend.
Oh, and even buying condoms is an experience in Bridget Jones's world. I loved this book so much! From its hilarity to its ability to turn the most normal situation odd, this was gold.