Friday, February 26, 2010

The Elegance of the Hedgehog


Having seen several reviews of Muriel Barbery's book, The Elegance of the Hedgehog I thought it sounded interesting and I put it on my PaperBackSwap wish list. Then a friend recently read it and urged me to get a copy. Finally, several weeks ago our local book club chose it as the March selection to read and discuss.

While it was not an "unputdownable" book for me, it still was one I enjoyed reading. There are not many books with a middle-aged woman character who seems real, and is not doing something silly or sensational. I thought it was a very philosophical novel, but not in a self-conscious or obvious way (as I think Sophie's World could be characterized).

I was surprised by the book's ending, but not displeased with it.

I'm looking forward to hearing what the ladies of the book club think of it.

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3 Comments:

Blogger they spread the word said...

I started it last August!!! and stopped. Life just got in the way of my reading plans.

The teen angst part just didnt speak to me, but I'm a little intrigued because of the surprise ending.

7:05 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer@ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I enjoyed this book. I had a hard time wanting to finish in the beginning because I had a hard time getting into it. Many people recommend I keep reading because it gets better, and it did. I liked the quirky characters, and thought it was a very philosophical novel as well. I think it would be a good book club book. Enjoy your discussion.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I saw this one in the bookstore and considered it because of all the reviews I've seen about cyberspace. I might add this one to my PaperbackSwap list, too. :-)

8:08 AM  

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