Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the HedgehogThe Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a beautiful book that is elegantly written.  I enjoyed the writing style, but at times felt the story was a bit slow.  The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a best seller in France, and is quickly rising in popularity in the US. 

This novel focuses on class boundaries and artfully describes those boundaries.  Overall I loved the characters and the plot development.  The plot does move a bit slowly for my tastes, but overall I think this is a great book with valid commentary on our views of people from various classes.

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