I read 40 percent of this eBook, which I think is more than enough to say I gave it a fair shake.
I usually enjoy magical realism. This time? Not so much.
Life is too short to keep reading books you don't enjoy ... unless they are a school assignment, in which case "suck it up, buttercup." That doesn't apply here.
Not even the fact that the perfume shop in the book is a place I've really visited (Hove, in New Orleans) could save this.