The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

[rating=1] I found ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’ painful to read, and would have abandoned it after 30 pages had it not been our February book club pick. Overwrought is the first word that comes to mind. Woefully, ponderously academic; ‘Elegance’ is less a work of literature than it is a series of diary entries […]

Books, etc.

Having just finished re-reading ‘Watership Down’ by Richard Adams, which is absolutely worth a second and eventually a third visitation in my opinion, I think I can declare this a summer of good books. My next goal is to wrap up reading ‘Barney’s Version’ (which was interrupted by WD — somehow rabbits crossing countryside to […]