Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, in French: L'Élégance du hérisson, is written by the French novelist and professor of philosophy Muriel Barbery. The book follows the life of a concierge, Renée Michel, whose hidden intelligence is discovered by no one save a precocious twelve year-old girl named Paloma Josse who lives in the same building.... Continue Reading →

The Magus, by John Fowles

Reading John Fowles’s The Magus is a lot like watching David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive. It’s totally captivating all the way through, but when the end comes, your first reaction is What? followed by a baffled silence and the feeling of possibly having just been ripped off. However, as others have said:  The Magus is something... Continue Reading →

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