Great Opening Paragraph 95… ‘Perfume’ #amwriting #FirstPara

Patrick Süskind“In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages. His story will be told here. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name – in contrast to the names of other gifted abominations, de Sade’s, for instance, or Stain-Just’s, Fouché’s, Bonaparte’s, etc. – has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immortality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of smell.”
‘Perfume’ by Patrick Süskind 
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Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘Mara and Dann’ by Doris Lessing
‘A Bouquet of Barbed Wire’ by Andrea Newman
‘The Last Tycoon’ by F Scott Fitzgerald

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