18 October 2008


"Because Art is life, playing to other rhythms."
-Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
is perhaps one of the most profound books I have read in years. Each chapter seems to breathe a small, subtle truth that lingers far past the turning of the page. Muriel Barbery gives voice to many things I have thought and felt, but lacked the adequate words for. It is a novel that wears a double plumed hat of philosophy and sophistication that still tells its story with a quiet tenderness.

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