First published in 1999, The Edge of Reason is the sequel to Helen Fielding's number one best-selling Bridget Jones's Diary.
It has been turned into a film starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is followed by Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy.
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 01/10/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330433587
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Review by BoundTogetherForGood
Again, I enjoyed this. Probably much more than I'd have enjoyed it prior to living in England and picking up on the local vernacular. Knwoing the exact meaning behind the things she says really enhanced it for me, especially since I wasn't constantly marking text to go back and look up things later. Actually I think I enjoyed this book as much as the first. Funny, very funny. The only thing that spoiled it a bit is the fact that I'd already seen the films. I do prefer to read a book and then see the film. That said, I will rewatch the second film as soon as I am able. I watched the original film years ago when it was released and again just after moving here.
Review by eas311
Gaah. I swear that sometimes I AM Bridget Jones. I mean, who doesn't love Mr. Darcy in the BBC version? And anything that is a blatant take-off of P&P you have to love. (PS - Renee Zellweger: not the right choice.)