I've been meaning to read Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog for over a year now and I just can't seem to find the patience to do it, despite the glowing reviews. Lately, it has been clawing its way out of my subconscious and into my poses, as seen below. Really, I did not plan this! So, what are my options here? Read it, read it or... read it. Will someone please tell me they've read it and it's worth every word?