Bridget Jones is “Mad About The Boy”
Mad About The Boy
The wildly popular Bridget Jones series of novels, written by Helen Fielding has added a third title to the series. The novel, titled Mad About The Boy and released in mid October, takes place thirteen years after the previous one, Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, and follows Bridget as she attempts to rediscover her love life after the death of her husband, Mark Darcy. Many readers were upset upon hearing that Darcy, a fan favorite, had died a few year prior to the events in the third novel.
While the novel has shot up to number one on the best-seller list, it has received generally mixed reviews by critics, and many negative ones by readers. The central negativity seems to stem from the obviously disappointing news of Darcy’s death, though complaints were also levied on the apparent use of tired plot points that had been explored previously in the series. The series, as many may know, was loosely inspired by Pride and Prejudice, though with a more comedic tone. The two films, that were adapted from the first and second novels, starred Colin Firth and Hugh Grant as love interests for Bridget Jones, as they attempted to capture her heart.