Over/Under-Rated: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

This week, we take a look at a French novel (translated, of course–my French begins and ends with voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir), which has managed to straddle “bestseller-dom” and “intellectually stimulating reads-ville.” Of course, this mixing does not please the bookish overlords, who have compared the novel to a piece of Ikea furniture–”popular, […]