Sunday, 21 February 2010

Recommended reading: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

"The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery.

I love reading and always have a book or two on the go. This is my current bedtime reading. It is a very cute and enjoyable read with very short chapters and therefore ideal before sleeping.

The back of the copy reads:
Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartments buiding on the Left Bank. To the residents she is honest, reliable and uncultivated  an ideal concierge. But Renee has a secret. Beneath this conventional facade she is passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her self-important employers.
Down in her lodge, Renee is resigned to living a lie; meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid a predictably bourgeois future, and plans to commit suicide on her thirteenth birthday.
But the death of one of their privileged neighbours will bring dramatic change to number 7, Rue de Grenelle, altering the course of both their lives forever.

1 comment:

  1. Har du sett den franske filmen som er basert på boken? Nydelig film :)