re: Perfume - Suskind
I read it while I was travelling, after picking it up from somebody who left it behind, without knowing that it had been made into a movie and without hearing any hype about it.
That being said, I very much enjoyed it. I found the topic matter to be utterly fascinating (as the days and years go by, I grow much more fond of my nose) and the passages to be beautiful and thought-provoking.
It was an interesting idea and one that was, to say the least, carried out well. I loved the novel.