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Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
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Jan 29, 2008

it was ok
Read in December, 2008

I read this book for a contemporary section of an AP Literature Class.

To say the least, Fielding sells her soul to the idle masses to sell novels. I believe the only way BJD will be remembered in the literary canon is if the critics of the future look back at what a horrid generation we were.

A daughter of the greatest generation, Bridget Jones is an insecure, irresponsible, sex-driven woman who (to be fair) write clever, quippy journal entries of her life. The humor, at best, is a compensation to keep the reader from falling asleep from the over-tedious style of the book itself.

Based loosley off of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" (a book which, in my opinion, was 562 pages of enjoyable small talk), this book uses the empathetic "THIS CHARACTER IS ME" plea to force a generation of immorailty and insecurity to flock around it.

Still, I think a read can still be enjoyable, even if it isn't necessarily enaging literature.
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