Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

About The Book:
Written by Helen Fielding Published Year 2003
Move over 007, a stunning, sexy-and decidedly female-new player has entered the world of international espionage. Her name is Olivia Joules (that's “J.O.U.L.E.S. the unit of kinetic energy”) and she's ready to take America by storm with charm, style, and her infamous Overactive Imagination. How could a girl not be drawn to the alluring, powerful Pierre Ferramo-he of the hooded eyes, impeccable taste, unimaginable wealth, exotic international homes, and dubious French accent? Could Ferramo really be a major terrorist bent on the Western world's destruction, hiding behind a smokescreen of fine wines, yachts, and actresses slash models? Or is it all just a product of Olivia Joules's overactive imagination?

Bridget Jones is tolerable; silly and fun. Olivia Joules is just plain ridiculous-- was meant to be satirical, it certainly has that feel. Well, maybe it wasn't really that bad; I have to give credit for the imaginative plot but it gets quite dragging to read.