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Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

    Bring back Bridget

    Fielding did herself a disservice with this book. I found it silly and boring. It seemed that the author was trying to recapture the essence of her successful character and just named her 'Joules'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    I was very disappointed in this novel by Helen Fielding. I absolutely loved the Bridget Jones books, but this one was slow and lacked an interesting storyline. It took me forever to finish it but forced myself because I purchased it when it came out. I plan on donating it to my public library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2006

    Just an 'eh'...

    I could definitely take or leave this book. I was interested to read it through the end, but the characters confused me, I didn't feel they were developed very well, and the overall theme of the book went to some strange places. I definitely like the 'female hero' idea, but this just didn't come through. And as a NYC resident, I didn't enjoy reading about 9/11 in my 'chick lit'. Pretty disappointing after Bridget's Diary...I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2005

    may cause boredom

    After reading the reviews from other readers, I was looking forward to testing this one out. After reading half of it I was really bored and unamused. After finishing it I will not pick up another book from this writer again. There was way too much about terrorists and the middle east, post 9/11, etc... If I wanted to read about that, I would gladly pick up Time magazine. If you want a truely entertaining chick lit book, read Sophie Kinsella books. They are more entertaining and better suited for light, fun and enjoyable summer reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2004

    Disappointing

    I was looking for a book as enjoyable, humerous, and original as Bridget Jones Diary. Instead, I slogged through a book with a sketchy plot, undeveloped characters, and lackluster writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2004

    I miss Bridgett Jones!

    This book had some parts that were great, but overall, it lacked a connection with the main character. It is semi-serious which I didn't expect from the author. You're better off reading this at bits of a time because you not might want to sit and read it whole seeing how you won't be able to keep turning the page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    Disappointing

    I read the UK version last fall, and I was so excited to read the new Fielding book...a quick, easy read...somewhat amusing, but overall disappointing when compared with Fielding's other works. I agree that her terrorist subplot is not only cheesy and tacky, but a VERY easy way out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2004

    Didn't like it

    I loved Bridget Jones' Diary and it's sequal but this book did not even come close. I was very disappointed. The characters weren't very developed, it wasn't funny at all, and plot line just made less and less sense until coming to a ridiculous ending.

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    Posted January 4, 2012

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