On 11 December (gosh, is it really that ling ago?) I posted a blog about Anna Gavalda's book, Hunting and Gathering. I have since watched the film with Audrey Tautou as Camille. This caused me to re-visit the book. As an aside the film, though enjoyable enough, is startlingly superficial when compared to the book. I suppose that's an inevitability given the complexities and detail of the characters within the simplicity of the story.
In my original comments I had wondered whether the book was simply a holiday read or a more serious work. If I were writing that posting now I would have absolutely no hesitation in saying that it is a work of considerable depth in its exploration of the characters who inhabit its covers. Nor would I have any hesitation in suggesting that it should be read.