When I found out the movie Bridget Jones The
Edge of Reason was about to be released, I had to make sure I read the book before I saw
the movie. I read Bridget Jones’s Diary long before the motion picture came out. I
think what kept me from picking up The Edge of Reason sooner was the idea that
Bridget Jones in a “functional relationship” couldn’t be as nearly comical or relate-able
as Bridget Jones “the singleton.” I was wrong. Just like in real life, the book doesn’t
end when the prince finally kisses the princess. There’s always more to the story. Just
like when I read the first book, I found myself laughing out loud and reading little
excerpts to whomever would listen. |
The story starts off about a month
after the first book ends. Not surprisingly, Bridget is in a relationship with Mark
Darcy. She seems to be getting things under control until her over-analysis, reliance on
self-help books, dependence on her friends’ theories, and self-doubt take over. The
prince turns back into a frog, Bridget’s job is reeking havoc on her sanity, and her
mother is off on another escapade.
With some of the story, the reader
has a better idea of what’s going on than Bridget seems to, so it doesn’t always keep you
on the edge of your seat, except if you’re on the edge of your seat shouting out, “It’s
him!” hoping Bridget will hear you. Other parts knock you off your seat with surprise.
I’m sure the movie is great, but the book is definitely worth the
read. If you haven’t read Bridget Jones’s
Diary, check out the review.