Book a Day – The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Book a Day I read because of my reading club – August 2018


We have mentioned The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery as a book assignment in our book club more than once. It finally came up for November 2017. I did not know much about this book but was pleasantly intrigued by what I learned about it before reading.


Once I started reading there were elements to the book that made me very glad we picked it up. Some of the characters had quirks that were very dear dear to me. Also reading about multicultural elements in urban cities like Paris is always fascinating to me. I managed to connect this book with some other graphic novels and books I’ve read before.


We all enjoyed the meeting and as per usual our discussions went beyond the scope of the book. I think only one reader did not enjoy reading this book. It was a very interesting evening in our book club. For me the endearing and sometimes frustrating characters are a bit of a blur because I was saddened by the end of this book. I know there is a movie version and for a while I really wanted to watch it but with time I’ve completely forgot about it.