"Most liberating for him was the fact that other people were so far away."

Perfume by Patrick Süskind

Belatedly posting a quote from this. I read it in January as a result of watching the Netflix series of the same name (and inspired by this book); That Netflix series is GOOD. Picking this quote since it’s relatable - which is also slightly disturbing.

I also read The Pigeon which is just bizarre.