I have to say I enjoyed "Bridget Jones' Diary", but this second chapter is only a sort of variation.
It is a bit disappointing since every ironic aspect taken into account in the first book, here is only a kind of parody. I mean: Mark is some sort of pathetic sweet sweety, Rebecca is a perfect copy of Natasha, Sharon is stupider than ever and so is Jude, there was no need at all in making Jude and Vile Richard marry (I think it was only needed to point out the inadequacy of Bridget), Wellington is just another Julio, and so on.
It is exclusively based on misunderstanding. I think that even the most stupid Bridget in this world would have called Mark to ask for explanation for the naked boy. You don't just assume your date is a gay pedophile if it is the same date who brought you were his victim was, and then called you to explain while dealing with a mad filipino family and the police at once.
I know the misunderstanding is part of the plot, but here is just annoying to say the least.
Anyway, I found two passages very funny and Bridget-like, which were the Lawyer party and the death threat from Gary the builder. Oh, and also the drunken sending of Christmas cards.
Would not recommend at all.
perfect book for free time. easy to read and funny.
Bridget Jones is really "beyond" the edge of reason... Ha ha ha.