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A beautifully written story with real heart; a great cast of characters.
As a read in translation, the book itself is quite "elegant" and much of the precision and humor of the French original comes through quite well.
At times boring, at times bitter, this book had an interesting plot and character development.
I enjoyed this book tremendously. I have known teenagers who tried to conceal their intelligence thinking this would make them more popular with classmates, but Barbery's plot... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jean A. Beland
Difficult to get into but worth the read. Very unusual.......right to the end.,Published 3 days ago by Virginia Desantis
This is a brilliant book, very well written. It tells the story of a concierge who on the face of it has very little education. Read morePublished 5 days ago by michelle
What a beautiful book. I enjoyed this novel immensely, even though the ending had me weeping. I can see why it has ended up on many "recommended" lists for book that you... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Sonja
Not my style. Took the book to a neighborhood drop. Maybe someone else will get into it.Published 6 days ago by Calebini
I only held back from giving the book the fifth star because the first third of the novel had me so baffled. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Janzy
If you want to spend your time reading about philosophy and never seem to find the story, this is a book for you. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Judy Cabito