I’ve written two posts about books versus movies. One was about seeing The Fault in Our Stars movie without reading the book and the other was about whether a Young Adult book is better than the movie.

If you’ve read these posts you’ll be aware that I don’t go to the movies often, but I’d heard good things about Bridget Jones’s Baby and it was a chance to catch up with the girls in my family and go and see a chick flick.

Without mentioning any plot spoilers, I really enjoyed the movie and it was funny. In my opinion this sequel was better than the second movie.

Should I read the book…

Now, this is where my dilemma arises. I always feel I should read the book first before the movie because the book normally comes first. Then after I’ve read the book and seen the movie I rant and rave that nine times out of ten it was not like the book at all, how the book was murdered, and why did they change that bit and where did that character come from etc etc?

I came across this article from the Daily Mail, UK where Liz Jones compares the Bridget Jones’s Baby book with the movie. Given that she states that one of the main characters is alive and not dead as depicted in the movie I’m intrigued as to how good the book might be. Liz claims the book is funny. So is it funnier than the movie?

…because I feel incomplete?

I feel incomplete if I haven’t read the book, but seen the movie. But will I be disappointed?

Footnote: Yes, I was reminded why I don’t go to the movies often. The guy next to me spent the first ten minutes of the movie rattling away in his bag of lollies. Why was every one he wanted right at the bottom? Thanks to my lovely niece who very kindly asked him to stop rustling as it was sooooooooooo annoying!

Have you read the book and seen the movie? Which do you prefer? Should I bother reading the book?