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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer


Patrick Suskind's "Perfume" is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris. 'In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.401
Meryl F

strange but hypnotic and gripping

by Meryl F on Mar 15, 2012

I read some reviews of this book before buying it and did not really know how it was going to read. I found it hard to get through the first chapter, and read the remainder over several days. The story was fascinating and unlike anything else I had read. Once I got about a quarter through I was amazed ... More


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by Ohrenberg on Oct 30, 2007

Perfume is brought to life by a powerfull narrative crafted by Suskind. Never before have smells been described so deftly. The reader becomes intimately involved in the life of Jean-babtist, set in 18th century france this books does not read like a boring historical drama. Perfume is a refreshing ... More



by ewag on Sep 20, 2007

very bizzare, and set back centuries. Keeps you on your toes, and you want to know what will happen next. surprising ending. More


Haven't seen the movie, glad I read the book!

by daughter2 on Aug 21, 2007

We experience our world with all of our senses, at times one sense being stronger than another, as we take in our environment. But our character, Jean-Baptiste, experiences his world through his sense of smell. He trolls his world in search of the perfect scent. The author's descriptions are so tangible ... More

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