Elegant Hedgehogs

by Charlotte Reads Classics

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery

1. Philosophy

2. Tolstoy

3. Japanese culture

4. Language

If you like any or all of these things, and have a passing interest in french literature, dark comedy, or reading something original, you’ll like this. I read it in more or less a day (breaks at work and the journey from/to home) and it really brightened up what would have been rather ordinary. At first I didn’t like it, but once I got used to her style, there is a shocking amount to think over – Barbery manages to capture a hell of a lot of humanity in a relatively short book!

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