The Collector of Dying Breaths

25 Jan

The connection between alchemy and perfume and the connection between doomed lovers across multiple life times comes to a head in the latest novel by M.J. Rose. Beautifully detailed as the story goes back and forth between 16th century Europe and modern times, I felt an emotional detachment from the characters. While the plot drives this novel, I was not invested in the outcome.  I could see this as the script for a Da Vinci Code type of movie, waiting for some actors to invest these characters with some warmth. Well written, but ultimately not engaging.


One Response to “The Collector of Dying Breaths”


  1. The Collector of Dying Breaths by M. J. Rose | The Mad Reviewer - May 19, 2014

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