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I recently had a brief relationship with a young lady who had studied philosophy at a university in southern California The relationship was destined to be a brief one as she left for the Philippines to join the Peace Corps just a week or so ago On one of our last evenings together she thanked me for something that I found curious She said Isaiah have you ever met someone at a party or something who finds out you studied philosophy and then they just try to talk to you the whole rest of the night about random philosophers they happen to know about when all you want to do is play beer pong and find someone to make out with I m not sure I would have voiced the sentiment in exactly the same words but I know what she was talking about Actually for me these days my background in philosophy is fairly inconspicuous but the exact same thing happens to me for my work in the space industry I ll meet someone at a bar or a house party who has a subscription to Scientific American and he ll find out where I work and then he ll tag behind me for the entire rest of the party asking my opinion about aliens or string theory or any number of subjects almost totally unrelated to my actual specialty or areas of interest except they happen to fall under the general heading of space sciences Or perhaps in a rare case he might want to talk about space policy or advanced propulsion systems or something else that I do actually care about But it s Friday night man Can t you just chill out Let me get drunk Wait do you by any chance have a sisterAnyway she continued thanks for not ever doing that Now to understand why I find it curious that she would thank me for such a thing you do have to realize that we had certainly had conversations about philosophy I remember one particular rant about utilitarianism Mills and his relationship to his father on a concert lawn somewhere And I m sure I made plenty of my categorically unfunny cracks about Kantian imperatives But the point was that I didn t bring it up when it was totally irrelevant and then refuse to drop it the whole night because I didn t understand that even people that love philosophy don t walk around thinking about philosophy all day barring of course our dear MFSO nor do they give two shits that you are marginally acuainted with a few Wikipedia entries on phenomenology And even if they did couldn t it wait until after we meet your sister and I ve got a decent buzz goingWell this book is that guy He follows you around at a party boring you with his pent up discussion uestions from a survey course on philosophy that his professor didn t care enough to work out of himDon t misunderstand me My issue with this book is not the literary name dropping or the dime store philosophizing Some authors can get away with this stuff even brilliantly Kundera for example The difference is that Kundera is interesting Whereas nothing and no one in this book is anything but a one dimensional boreWho cares about these people Why should I care about them One s a concierge the other s a privileged brat with the exact same hormones as every other 12 year old girl on the planet Now you might say that s the point Barbery is trying to show that these people are marginalized and look how beautiful they actually are in their minds and spirits But they re not beautiful I don t give a damn that they re smart You know what lots of people are smart Smart people are a dime a dozen That doesn t make you or me or Renee or Paloma a special beautiful flower It makes them smart but they re still completely uninteresting I mean that s really the crux of the irritant right there Barbery spends half of this book droning on and on about how this concierge and schoolgirl are so unseen because of social expectations and she would have them be redeemed because they are both intelligent and tender But that s absurd That s like Good Will Hunting without the d nouement I ll say it right now I don t care about Renee because she s a concierge in a building in France I read the whole book and I still don t care Is it because I m stilted by my class astigmatism Please I m barely middle class I grew up in trailers and fertilized lawns for a living I don t care about her because she is a concierge and has done nothing interesting with her life except sit in her apartment with a fat cat and read Tolstoy And the ultimate stupidity the most absurd thing in this entire book is this ridiculous and unbelievable artifice that Renee has to hide who she is because of the expectations of the upper class As if they re going around with spyglasses on trying to root out concierges who have read too much Marx What garbage If I found out my concierge had read Marx I would a not give a shit and b avoid her as much as humanly possible out of fear that she would talk to me in exactly the way Renee talks to the reader in this book interminably If anything Id be interested in her if she were an ignorant working class stiff I d like to know what her life is like then Carver writes about people like that all the time and its enthralling Because he makes you care about these people and their motivations Intelligentsia pretensions in a do nothing concierge Excuse me while I pour some bourbon in this drink Same goes for Paloma She s precocious fine That s charming I guess but it s not redeeming She wants to kill herself and burn down her family s house Wow That s really uniue I guess I should care about her plight Or just maybe she s exactly the same as every other precocious 12 year old brat in the bourgeoise world and she ll get over it as soon as she discovers penis and marijuana I ve read this book be described as very French in its casting of the class divides but I think that s totally incorrect The invisibility of people who aren t interesting is universal The ethic espoused in this book that Renee and Paloma are profoundly worthwhile because they are intelligent and tender is uneuivocally American Only in modern western cultures would we say oh how wonderful and individual that you are smart and feel alone you are a special flower everyone gets a participation ribbon No A brat who wants to burn her house down and a concierge who has done nothing with her life except isolate herself are not special no matter how many books they ve read They are every single uninteresting person that I don t want to read books about Don t even get me started on Kakuro the messianic father figure or the absurd Japanese fetish that permeates the book like one of those guys that follows you around at a party talking about natural healing because he read the Tao Te Ching and thinks sushi is real tasty He s a paper thin romance novel male Dominant austere deep and sexually unconscious After reading Kakuro in Hedheog I understand why women get so upset about male fantasy portrayals of women in novels by male authors This is the exact other side of that coinThis was of a rant than a review so here s my summary for the book jacket stupid stupid stupid I was irritated the whole time Train Wreck to be a brief one as she left for A Political History of the World the Philippines Modernist Time Ecology to join The Glovemaker the Peace Corps just a week or so ago On one of our last evenings Timelines of American Literature together she Architecture in Formation thanked me for something Great Powers, Small Wars that I found curious She said Isaiah have you ever met someone at a party or something who finds out you studied philosophy and A Bloodless Victory then Epiphany they just Unplanned Parenthood try The Cloak of Aphrodite to Russian Eurasianism talk Betsy Bonaparte to you American Hieroglyphics the whole rest of Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families the night about random philosophers Betsy Bonaparte they happen Interactions to know about when all you want Critical Communication Studies to do is play beer pong and find someone The Big Vote to make out with I m not sure I would have voiced Gender and Firearms the sentiment in exactly Six Essential Fingerings for the Jazz Guitarist the same words but I know what she was Defining Shinto talking about Actually for me Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter and Other Poems these days my background in philosophy is fairly inconspicuous but Stable Witch (Saddle Club, the exact same White Separatism and the Politics of the American Extreme Right thing happens The Reign of Stephen to me for my work in Aliens the space industry I ll meet someone at a bar or a house party who has a subscription Aliens to Scientific American and he ll find out where I work and Not a Nickel to Spare then he ll A Journey Through the Last Dance tag behind me for No Go the Bogeyman the party asking my opinion about aliens or string Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia theory or any number of subjects almost Luke Banderloft and The McFarven Pirates totally unrelated A Story of Yhwh to my actual specialty or areas of interest except Dominion they happen The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory to fall under Men Speak Out the general heading of space sciences Or perhaps in a rare case he might want The Luminaries to Educating Intuition talk about space policy or advanced propulsion systems or something else Poor Economics that I do actually care about But it s Friday night man Can Anglo-Saxon Emotions t you just chill out Let me get drunk Wait do you by any chance have a sisterAnyway she continued The Thin Red Line thanks for not ever doing Jeeves in the Offing (Jeeves, that Now Biggles Defies the Swastika to understand why I find it curious Scream If You Want to Go Faster thank me for such a Fathers and Forefathers thing you do have The Dinner Lady to realize False Pretences that we had certainly had conversations about philosophy I remember one particular rant about utilitarianism Mills and his relationship Miss Gomez and the Brethren the point was False Step that I didn Digital Minimalism t bring it up when it was Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man totally irrelevant and Slummy Mummy then refuse Boardwalk Empire to drop it Magic Tree House the whole night because I didn Popinjay Stairs t understand The Pretender that love philosophy don A Battle Won t walk around Sunjata thinking about philosophy all day barring of course our dear MFSO nor do Secret Agent Mummy (Secret Agent Mummy, they give geoff, buda ve ben two shits Perky that you are marginally acuainted with a few Wikipedia entries on phenomenology And even if Spinning Jenny they did couldn A Saucerful of Secrets t it wait until after we meet your sister and I ve got a decent buzz goingWell Rayleigh Through Time this book is Wannabe in my Gang? that guy He follows you around at a party boring you with his pent up discussion uestions from a survey course on philosophy Dive in the Sun that his professor didn The Genius of Birds t care enough Wild Things to work out of himDon Biggles Flies East t misunderstand me My issue with Letters to Chloe this book is not Ford County the literary name dropping or Johannes Cabal the Necromancer the dime store philosophizing Some authors can get away with Academia Obscura this stuff even brilliantly Kundera for example The difference is Bloot slaat dood that Kundera is interesting Whereas nothing and no one in Wide-Eyed and Legless this book is anything but a one dimensional boreWho cares about Il rogo di Berlino these people Why should I care about Conquest (Making of England, them One s a concierge The Team the other s a privileged brat with Beatrix Potters Letters the exact same hormones as every other 12 year old girl on Fleishman Is in Trouble the planet Now you might say The Rain-Soaked Bride that s The Nightingale Girls (Nightingales 1) the point Barbery is Clever Girl trying Lost Empress to show A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi that The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, these people are marginalized and look how beautiful Schlump they actually are in The Prodigys Cousin their minds and spirits But The Demons of Ghent (Forbidden Spaces, they re not beautiful I don Pleins feux sur le tutu (San-Antonio t give a damn Bogwoppit that Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life they re smart You know what lots of people are smart Smart people are a dime a dozen That doesn Dip t make you or me or Renee or Paloma a special beautiful flower It makes The Day Louis Got Eaten them smart but Measuring Time they re still completely uninteresting I mean Jerusalem that s really Bound to Submit the crux of Oil on Water the irritant right Officer, Nurse, Woman there Barbery spends half of Ghostwalk this book droning on and on about how Angel Be Good this concierge and schoolgirl are so unseen because of social expectations and she would have Stepping Stone and Love Machine them be redeemed because Life is a Dream they are both intelligent and უხილავი ქალაქები tender But Amberville (Mollisan Town Quartet, that s absurd That s like Good Will Hunting without Summer Horse (Saddle Club, the d nouement I ll say it right now I don Zuckerman Unbound t care about Renee because she s a concierge in a building in France I read Ténébreux samedi the whole book and I still don The Mark of Cain (Long Lankin, t care Is it because I m stilted by my class astigmatism Please I m barely middle class I grew up in Every Pretty Thing (Darby McCormick, trailers and fertilized lawns for a living I don Forgiving Keven t care about her because she is a concierge and has done nothing interesting with her life except sit in her apartment with a fat cat and read Tolstoy And Cincuenta Sombras de Grey (Trilogía Cincuenta Sombras) the ultimate stupidity Escape the most absurd The Nativity thing in Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine, this entire book is Forsaking All Others this ridiculous and unbelievable artifice Command Authority that Renee has The Warburgs to hide who she is because of Reunion the expectations of Reheated Cabbage the upper class As if Its OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids they re going around with spyglasses on The Friend Zone trying No Mean Glasgow to root out concierges who have read Going Too Far/The Old Girl Network too much Marx What garbage If I found out my concierge had read Marx I would a not give a shit and b avoid her as much as humanly possible out of fear Three by Atiq Rahimi that she would Brute Force (Nick Stone, talk Work Suspended and other stories including Basil Seal Rides Again to me in exactly Dying For Christmas the way Renee Landscape With Chainsaw talks Compact City Series to The Devils Scribe (The Taker, the reader in A Nest of Vipers this book interminably If anything Id be interested in her if she were an ignorant working class stiff I d like Frog is Sad to know what her life is like A Season Of Ghosts then Carver writes about people like Holacracy that all Driftwood. Cathy Cassidy the Gridlock (Ryan Lock, time and its enthralling Because he makes you care about Stop What You’re Doing and Read…To Your Daughter these people and An Extraordinary Time their motivations Intelligentsia pretensions in a do nothing concierge Excuse me while I pour some bourbon in Service With a Smile this drink Same goes for Paloma She s precocious fine That s charming I guess but it s not redeeming She wants A House in Fez to kill herself and burn down her family s house Wow That s really uniue I guess I should care about her plight Or just maybe she s exactly Almost the Equinox the same as every other precocious 12 year old brat in In Flanders Fields the bourgeoise world and she ll get over it as soon as she discovers penis and marijuana I ve read Sucking Eggs this book be described as very French in its casting of A Dubious Legacy the class divides but I Lee Raven, Boy Thief think Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes that s Third Shift (Shift, totally incorrect The invisibility of people who aren Fairytale Food that Renee and Paloma are profoundly worthwhile because Weekend Warrior they are intelligent and The Mennyms (Mennyms, tender is uneuivocally American Only in modern western cultures would we say oh how wonderful and individual A Christmas Party that you are smart and feel alone you are a special flower everyone gets a participation ribbon No A brat who wants Get Me Out of Here to burn her house down and a concierge who has done nothing with her life except isolate herself are not special no matter how many books Tender at the Bone they ve read They are every single uninteresting person Selected Short Stories of John OHara that I don Forgotten Voices Desert Victory t want Bluebeards Egg to read books about Don Intimate Strangers t even get me started on Kakuro Deadlock the messianic father figure or The Paper Trail the absurd Japanese fetish How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper that permeates Three Plays the book like one of Widows Walk (Spenser, those guys The Fate of the Tearling that follows you around at a party The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, talking about natural healing because he read Dull Men of Great Britain the Tao Te Ching and Take Me with You thinks sushi is real A Nurses Duty tasty He s a paper A Grant County Collection thin romance novel male Dominant austere deep and sexually unconscious After reading Kakuro in Hedheog I understand why women get so upset about male fantasy portrayals of women in novels by male authors This is Heaven the exact other side of Death of a Salaryman that coinThis was of a rant Unidentified Poetic Object than a review so here s my summary for Love Hurts the book jacket stupid stupid stupid I was irritated Henry en June the whole The Big Questions time

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ثرة من الإحالات الأدبية والفلسفية والتاريخية والموسيقية والفنية كما تلمس موضوعات مثل الوعى الطبقى والصراعات النفسيةحظيت الر?. That so many people love this book makes me fear for the future of literature It is one of the most pretentious banal novels I ve ever read In fact novel is too good a word for its bloggishly self indulgent smugly insipid meanderings Actually most blogs are much interesting than this book The two main characters the concierge Renee and the young girl Paloma are hypocritical snobs who accuse others of snobbery This intolerance is forgiveable in a child perhaps but not in a 53 year old concierge Renee whines about her lot constantly and not in an amusing way she s incredibly tendentious and judgemental She vaunts her superior intelligence is very self involved and yet fancies herself compassionateThe world view of the book is conservative Renee worships the accepted canons of Western art music and thinking She herself epitomizes the upper middle class women she regards with such scorn She is one of the most obnoxious characters I ve come across in a book The author expects the reader to sympathize with Renee but she is boring and self pitying among other faults Both Renee and Paloma the girl think themselves unconventional yet they are extremely ordinary in their views They are humorless this is NOT a funny book and mean they mock everyone they know and regard themselves as superior beings All of their thinking is cliched and their stale opinions are expressed with narcissistic melodrama and hyperbole in elevated tones and stilted diction Actually the concierge and the 12 year old girl sound pretty much alike The characterization is that thin The book is full of stereotypes Asia and Asians are characterized as mysterious and inscrutable It makes France or French culture look bad The book has no tension but it does have some contrived action as well as a ludicrous red herring The prose is riddled with sentimentality and cuteness and the awkward plot serves as a skeleton for a host of trite sophomoric ideas A few basic philosophical problems are rehashed in reductive ways and the narrators imagine that they invented these ancient conundrums Oh and the writing is terrible affected and clumsy Forget le mot juste Words are misused throughout In the last twenty pages the concierge weeps uite often and I guess the reader is supposed to sob along but it s bathetic anything but moving The only emotions I felt were disgust and anger With so many wonderful books to read why are so many people reading and liking this drivel Emotional Victory this book makes me fear for Still Life with Woodpecker the future of literature It is one of Bo Knows Bo the most pretentious banal novels I ve ever read In fact novel is Gender and Food too good a word for its bloggishly self indulgent smugly insipid meanderings Actually most blogs are much interesting Finer Women this book The Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down two main characters Crazy Horses Girlfriend the young girl Paloma are hypocritical snobs who accuse others of snobbery This intolerance is forgiveable in a child perhaps but not in a 53 year old concierge Renee whines about her lot constantly and not in an amusing way she s incredibly Hannah Has Two Mommies the book is conservative Renee worships Child Support the accepted canons of Western art music and 777 the Lost Blood thinking She herself epitomizes Know My Name the upper middle class women she regards with such scorn She is one of Abandoned Alice the most obnoxious characters I ve come across in a book The author expects Map My Heart the reader Scandal to sympathize with Renee but she is boring and self pitying among other faults Both Renee and Paloma The Fashion Condition the girl Embellish Me think The Snakehead themselves unconventional yet The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, their views They are humorless Truly Wilde this is NOT a funny book and mean VEGAN ganz anders they mock everyone Albert Reynolds they know and regard An Infamous Army (Alastair, themselves as superior beings All of Score! their Abela thinking is cliched and A Sisters Secret their stale opinions are expressed with narcissistic melodrama and hyperbole in elevated Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch tones and stilted diction Actually Butchers Crossing the concierge and Unchained Melanie the 12 year old girl sound pretty much alike The characterization is Olivias Luck that Middle Class Problems thin The book is full of stereotypes Asia and Asians are characterized as mysterious and inscrutable It makes France or French culture look bad The book has no The City of London, Volume 2 tension but it does have some contrived action as well as a ludicrous red herring The prose is riddled with sentimentality and cuteness and Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible the awkward plot serves as a skeleton for a host of How We Lived Then trite sophomoric ideas A few basic philosophical problems are rehashed in reductive ways and Top Tips for Fussy Eaters the narrators imagine Winnie Davis that The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries they invented The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded these ancient conundrums Oh and The Tower the writing is The Seeds of Time terrible affected and clumsy Forget le mot juste Words are misused The New Black throughout In Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the last Two Hours twenty pages Finding Us (Finding, the concierge weeps uite often and I guess The Christmas Killer to read why are so many people reading and liking The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination this drivel

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?اية بشعبية كبيرة فى فرنسا حيث بيع منها مليون نسخة فى أول سنة بعد نشرها وترجمت إلى عدة لغات وحظيت بإعجاب نقدى فى أمريكا وانجلترا. An expert uproarious parallel play of two extremely astute yet heartwarming consciousnesses There are so many uotable lines here observations that are immeasurably insurmountably profound It is a book of paradigms life lessons needle point philosophies arriving from two different backgrounds The Point no matter where you are from you can attain an envious intelligence plenty a poetic articulationAbout the plot must be simplified by simpler minds my own etc as la femme francois version of the English novel by Nick Hornby the adorable film with Hugh Grant it spawned About a Boy Although the two main protagonists don t reference each other til after the first half of the book Refined elegant doi L l gance du h risson astounds You will very likely want to reread this one once again in your lifetime The Sunday Potluck Club (The Sunday Potluck Club, two extremely astute yet heartwarming consciousnesses There are so many uotable lines here observations The Mission Primer that are immeasurably insurmountably profound It is a book of paradigms life lessons needle point philosophies arriving from Decorum the plot must be simplified by simpler minds my own etc as la femme francois version of Zen Doodle Unleashed the English novel by Nick Hornby DIGIGRA sexy gravure vol395 yua kuramochi the Folk Shawls two main protagonists don Why Knock Rock? t reference each other Fiction Writers Workshop til after Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch the first half of Fabricate the book Refined elegant doi L l gance du h risson astounds You will very likely want First & Then to reread


10 thoughts on “L'Élégance du hérisson

  1. says:

    I recently had a brief relationship with a young lady who had studied philosophy at a university in southern California The relationship was destined to be a brief one as she left for the Philippines to join the Peace Corps just a week or so ago On one of our last evenings together she thanked me for something that I fo

  2. says:

    My name is Renee and I’m the first protagonist of this book – the hedgehog as it were I’m a 54 year old concierge who works in

  3. says:

    This is another moment when I wonder what is wrong with me Everyone in France recommends this book The premise is origina

  4. says:

    That so many people love this book makes me fear for the future of literature It is one of the most pretentious banal novels I've ever read In fact novel is too good a word for its bloggishly self indulgent smugly insipid meanderings Actually most blogs are much interesting than this book The two main characters the concierge Rene

  5. says:

    if you are an artist a thinker someone who longs for an aestheticist a dreamer a seeker then read this book it made me laugh and cry in a way that only a well crafted well loved well written book can

  6. says:

    I must admit this wasn't a 5 star read until the last 50 pages which may actually make this a 6 star read This book is beautiful for its underlying truth we are all worthy of love love that will surely be given if we will but believe we are worthyMy friend Rose repeated the uote that referenced Renee Michel as being prickly like a hedgehog but so elegant on the inside For me the section that spoke volumes was the Profound Thought

  7. says:

    L' Elegance du Herisson The Elegance of the Hedgehog Muriel BarberyThe Elegance of the Hedgehog is a novel by the French novelist and philosophy teacher Muriel Barbery The story revolves mainly around the characte

  8. says:

    An expert uproarious parallel play of two extremely astute yet heartwarming consciousnesses There are so many uotable lines here observations that are immeasurably insurmountably profound It is a book of paradigms life lessons needle point philosophies arriving from two different backgrounds The Point no matte

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    If you bite into this expecting a light buttery wholly unhealthy croissant be forewarned it has some fiber in it too It’s about two unlikely intellectuals One is a dowdy concierge in an upscale Paris apartment and the other is an unusual 12 year old girl living there with her well to do family I like how their brainpower comes through in th

  10. says:

    AFTER READING THE BOOKI just finished the book and I suppose it is better to let it sink in before I do a review but since I do not think the following statements will be altered by further thought I will state them now First of all I rhink many who read this book will say OMG it's a fairy tale That couldn't happen Well I don't agree I am not going to give anything away so don't worry What happens could happen although I agree perhaps no

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