by, 09-25-2009 at 10:27 AM (1774 Views)
Due to my work and reading load for school I have not been keeping up with my reading wishlist, but I have discovered a newer author that I am absolutely crazy over.
Muriel Barbery is the author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog and Gourmet Rhapsody. Hedgehog needs to be read first because Gourmet picks up during the first book. The author has returned to dip into this well of stories and characters more than once and I wish she would come back for a new novel.
I find myself lacking in words to properly demonstrate the magic I have found in these books. Perhaps this is due to my lack of caffeine because of my newly adopted healthier habits; perhaps I am feeling brain dead from my class load. I can only say that there is a lot going on here. The first book is an especially meaty read offering a good deal of psychology and philosophy.
I am sorry this is such a poor review. Simply put, it should be noted that the next time you find yourself in the bookstore Muriel Barbery is definitely worth flipping through and sampling for yourself.
Now I am off to write a paper for my Anthropology class. Let us hope the words come easier for me.