Going viral: The following excerpt from the third book in the Bridget Jones saga – BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY by Helen Fielding (Releasing October 10, 2013 by Random House). The rumor mill reports the novel will bring us an older Bridget, still in London, still keeping a diary – but now with social media in the mix. (My comments follow the excerpt.) Take a peek.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
11.27 p.m. Just presss d SEND. Iss fineisn’t it?
You see, this is the trouble with the modern world. If it was the days of letter-writing, I would never even have started to find his address, a pen, a piece of paper, an envelope, a stamp, and gone outside at 11.30p.m. to find a postbox. A text is gone at the brush of a fingertip, like a nuclear bomb or exocet missile.
DATING RULE NO:1
DO NOT TEXT WHEN DRUNK
Note from Julie (me) – who read the first Bridget Jones in the mid-1990s cover-to-cover three times in a row the year it was released: I’m sooooo excited for this third book to release!
Bridget cleared the path for the wonderful chick lit genre I know and love and blog about. From Jane Austen to Bridget Jones – I’ve loved quirky female characters solving life’s problems in humorous, original ways. It’s what I look for when I walk into a bookstore – that, and a super cute cover – gotta love those super cute covers. Hey, if you’re carrying it around – a book is an accessory, right? Right.
I’m going to update those “Ode to Bridget Jones” posts I’ve been writing since the beginning of this year… In those posts I examine the style of writing Helen Fielding used in an attempt to understand how the writing may have contributed to the novel becoming such a watershed book in the chick lit genre as well as modern contemporary women’s fiction. I’ve fallen a bit behind on those postings, but now I’m going to get caught up – so stay tuned. You’ll find a link to those posts on the right of the computer screen categorized under “Ode to Bridget Jones”.
The release of the BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY book excerpt has me super psyched. If that’s what the publisher had in mind by releasing this teaser excerpt – it worked.