7.6/101 Votes Alchetron
4/5 Barnes & Noble
Originally published 23 August 2002
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Hector and the Search for Happiness (French: Le Voyage d'Hector ou la Recherche du bonheur) is a novel by French writer François Lelord written in 2002 and translated into English in 2010. It has sold over two million copies.
A film adaptation, directed by Peter Chelsom, with Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike starring, was released on August 15, 2014.
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Emma Hagestadt in The Independent wrote "Served up as a series of philosophical bonne bouches, Hector's lessons for life may verge on the banale -- make sure to be good to your friends, be loved for who you are, take holidays in the sun -- but their effect is unexpectedly cheering."