Monday, August 29, 2011
Book review: The Elegance of the Hedgehog
It's set in Paris. Check #1. It's a book. Check #2. It's got a hedgehog in the title. Check #3. It's got elegance in the title. Check #4.
So of course I bought it. But I'll tell you right up front that if I hadn't asked my book club to read it, I probably would have put it away about 2 chapters in. Now, I hope that I would have gone back to it eventually - but I can't guarantee it.
The writing is lovely (elegant, actually). The characters are fascinating and the story is engaging. This is a book that I didn't want to end - by the time I got to the last few chapters, I wanted it to go on forever.
That's the sign of a great book. Now I'm going to go back and buy her first book and I'll let you know what I think.
Buy this book or get it from the library. Stick with it - you're gonna love it.