Brier Hospital Series: Arnie Roth, a family practitioner, develops viral encephalitis. He awakens from the near-death experience with a new appreciation for life and an unexpected talent, his sensitivity to smell has increased a thousandfold. The Sixth Sense is highly entertaining, thought provoking, and touching journey through a world that influences us every day, but one that we know too little about.
Published: July 31, 2012
Available: Paperback and Kindle
I thought this was a wonderfully written book about the power of perception. The main character Arnie is given an increased sensitivity to smells after his encephalitis. At first, it seemed great, being able to diagnose conditions based upon smells, but eventually that becomes overwhelming and Arnie’s life is greatly affected. In the midst of all Arnie’s issues, there is a pharmaceutical company playing games as well. It all adds up to the suspense and drama of the novel. With history of working in the medical field, I found this to be very interesting, though the author explains medical issues quite well for the average person. I enjoyed reading the novel and found it hard to put down. It kept my interest with multiple characters and co-existing plots. If you enjoy reading medically related novels, then you will be sure to love this one as well.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review from the author. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.