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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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Apr 13, 09

Read in April, 2009

Hmmm. Still not sure what to make of this. If you haven't read it yet, skip my comments and all reviews; the less you know going in the more you'll enjoy it.

*****

For those who HAVE read it, were you intrigued, perplexed, and annoyed in equal measure? Charmed by the lucid expression of philosophical ideas, but impatient for the novel to move along? Delighted with crotchety Mme Michel and enfant terrible Paloma, but disappointed as the plot slid into melodrama and Harlequin romance? Did it all seem a bit too...French?
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