Archive for April 2008
I thought this was a very different and therefore interesting approach, telling the story of one man and his immense sense of smell. The book includes the lives of some interesting people, the perfumer for example. The whole concept of one man having such an incredible sense of smell made the book pretty intriguing and while it started off pretty well, I did find that things became stale as it developed. I therefore found it difficult at times to carry on reading. The details of Paris and the descriptions of the smells was interesting because before reading this book, I had never thought of describing places and scenes through smell. The chilling elements in the book caught me by surprise and towards the middle/end I began to get bored. The end is far-fetched but all in all, I do admire the author’s originality.