Friday, December 18, 2009

The Elegance of the Hedgehog


Barf. This book sucked. I'm not even going to bother summarizing it, just suffice it to say that I warned you - the cool cover is a mean trick! The book is super boring and pretentious. Or at least the first half of it is, because that's as much as I read before chucking it on the floor. New York Times Bestseller? More like New York Times Barfseller.

PS: My husband read this post and suggested it would have been funnier had I said New York Times Bestsmeller. Thoughts?

4 comments:

raych said...

Ok, right? EVERYONE IS SINGING ITS PRAISES!!! *dies a thousand deaths* It never got any better. If anything, it got worse. Consider your hours saved as hours earned.

Amanda said...

LOL!! I like that, Bestsmeller :)

I liked it but I could see why it might rub people the wrong way. I kinda took it as it meant to be pretentious as part of how the characters change. Hmm.

O well. If you don't like this, do NOT read Gourmet Rhapsody. That main character is even MORE pretentious!

Blythe said...

I completely agree. I am supposed to have read this for my book club this week, but stopped reading after 50 pages because I hated it so much. I also got tricked by the cool cover. It's a good thing we're also discussing "Say You're One of Them" at the meeting because that was actually good.

I felt the same way when I read the Alchemist because it was on the best seller list and then hated it with a passion. Both that and the Elegance were at a 5th grade reading level. Totally lame.

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