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ISBN: 0141189193 / ISBN-13: 9780141189192

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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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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  • Perfume: the Story of a Murderer (Penguin Classics) – Mass-market paperback (2007)
    by Patrick Suskind

    Perfume: the Story of a Murderer

    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Classics
    2007
    304 pages

    ISBN: 0141189193
    ISBN-13: 9780141189192

    Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in Paris. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And to get it he must kill. And kill. And kill... Show more

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Reviews of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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

Ohrenberg

Read This Book

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

ewag

eclectic

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

daughter2

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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