Muriel Barbery proved her fabulousness in "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" and has done it again with her newest off-center titled work "Gourmet Rhapsody."
The greatest food critic (or so he calls himself) in the world is on his death bed. It is his heart that is failing, NOT his ego. But anyways, he is looking for a certain taste. One he knew as a child, but he cannot put his finger on what it was. It may sound silly, but the book is actually really good and there is much more to this man than you may think.
The setting is in the same apartment building (in Rue de Grenelle) as the first novel, but in a different room. You can just imagine how long this could go on, my hope is that the lovely author goes through every room.