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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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Jan 09, 12

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Read from January 03 to 09, 2012

I wasn't sure how I felt about this book until the last 50 pages or so. It reads more like a paper on why people need Art and Culture to survive. It gets a little wordy and seems to be a bit pretentious, especially after the first hundred or so pages.

But the last little bit is so worth it. Everything ties together in this bittersweet little parcel that left my throat feeling raw, like I was trying to hold back tears.

Push through...the outcome is the reason for all the theorizing.

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01/08/2012 "This one is a little slow to get moving. And right now it seems more like a dissertation on why humans need Art and Culture and Literature than a novel."

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Saby I have this one from the library. Let me know what you think of it.

Lindsay Nichols I'm not sure yet. I'm only about a hundred or so pages in. It seems like the kind of book that most people either really love or really hate. So far, I'm pretty neutral...

Saby Hmmm I say you know within 50 pages. But lately I've kept on reading past my 50 page test. Well I'm on to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

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