Sunday, December 7, 2008

Book: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" (translated from the French)

Renee Michel, concierge at a well-to-do apartment building in Paris, hides her considerable knowledge and sophistication from the tenants due to childhood fears. Meanwhile, Paloma, a 12-year old tenant, alienated from her family, plans to commit suicide and burn down the apartment building on her 13th birthday. When the two get to know each other better through a new Japanese filmmaker tenant, their lives both change for the better.

My rating: *** (out of 5)

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