and recommend it.
it is a weird kind of a tale. a man with no sent of his own, but with extraordinary smell capabilities creates a perfume that makes the world fall in love with him. His mother was hanged, he had a miserable childhood, noone loved him, he was crippled and ugly. sounds like a happy-end fairy tale... but it is so not....
while reading it i found myself stopping and sniffing around ... didn't find anything extra ordinary but it made me acutely aware of a whole different world of smells.
also, the book describes how big cities used to stink... and people too.
wonder if he was around today he'd think that we all stink? or did the world change from back in the day.
also a nice point that we feel not only based on visual stimulating but also olfactory perception... fermones and stuff.