Do you want to know about the new Bridget Jones Diary book? If you’re hoping for a spoiler free read you should probably avoid reading the new excerpt from Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy.
The excerpt, which contains a very major plot point, was published in the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine.
[To avoid Bridget Joins spoilers, don’t click on this link and don’t read the rest of this article.]
OK, are you ready? Mark Darcy is dead. And author Helen Fielding doesn’t even say how it happens.
The new novel takes place a little over a decade after Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason. Darcy is dead, we don’t know how, and Bridget is now dating a younger guy while raising her two children.
I don’t want to live in a world where Mark Darcy and Bridget Jones aren’t living happily ever after. Too far, Helen Fielding. Too far.
— purpleclaire (@purpleclaire) September 29, 2013
Finding out Mark Darcy is dead in the third Bridget Jones film has already turned my day into the worst ever — Eliza Coe (@elizacoe) September 30, 2013
Mark Darcy dying in the last Bridget Jones book is just the most depressing foreshadowing of my life. — Tim Doble (@BetterThanToday) September 29, 2013
It appears that fans are upset for three reasons.
- Mark Darcy is dead.
- Colin Firth won’t appear in any more movies.
- And the spoiler was leaked in a book preview. Without warning and without explanation.
Saw the news about the Bridget jones sequel, it comes out on my birthday and Mark Darcy is DEAD!!!! Awful news #birthdayruined
— Mairi Thomson (@mairitee) September 29, 2013
Helen Fielding can rewrite the new Bridget Jones book if she thinks I’m gonna be reading about a dead Mark Darcy #nothappy
— Chloe (@_chloebarber) September 29, 2013
You’re kidding me… Helen Fielding has killed off Mark Darcy!!! Nooooooo… #BridgetJones
— Louise_Athey (@Lou1505) September 30, 2013