I found the book “The elegance of the hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery to be a book I couldn’t read.
The book is told in two voices – that of an unusual concierge in an upscale building in Paris and in the voice of a precocious 11 year old who lives in that building. Each chapter alternates between the two. I could not deal with the parts told by the 11 year old and stopped reading the book. I later heard people praising the book. This was about two years ago.
Then came the movie! BRILLIANT!
I have excited things to say about every aspect of it – the acting, the pace in which the plot moves, the way those endless strings of words were expressed without being tiresome, the awesome visuals and the wonderful music! And it IS a worthwile story, just like people told me, but I didn’t find the book readable!
I recommend it!