Wednesday, May 31, 2006

#29 Bridget Jones's Diary: The First Columns by Helen Fielding

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

This was an interesting look at how Bridget Jones first started out. I think it kind of worked out to be like a first draft for the book, as she used a lot of the same events that happened to Bridget, though there were a few additional characters I didn’t recognize from the book. I think there were some mistakes too. Like on page 12, she talks about Tina’s relationship with Richard, who turns out to be Vile Richard, whom in the books is Jude’s on-again, off-again guy. And in this scene, Jude, who’s acting more like Shazzer, is going on about what emotional fuckwits men are. Later in the book, though I forget what page, it’s Jude who’s with vile Richard, more like in the books, but Jude also dated Bridget’s dad or something… something that didn’t happen in the books. I’m not sure if anyone else noticed this discrepancy with the Richard thing.

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