What does beauty mean to you?
I think we’re dipping into a ‘post-beauty’ stage now, where no one really knows, and that’s the point. For me it’s how things combine. Like you see a face, and the features just work so well together. I can’t explain it.
What’s the book that has shaped you the most and why?
Perfume by Patrick Suskind. The main character, Jean Basptiste Grenouille, is quite complex and I like Suskind’s writing style. I read it quite young, and then renewed it at the library for 2 years (every month) just to keep a copy on me because they didn’t sell it in shops. I think I started to leave notes in it too for other readers and I have the serial code for the exact copy I first read so maybe I’ll take it out again soon.
What’s on your summer reading list?
Not sure yet – maybe I’ll do some writing instead…
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