Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

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In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift — an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume" — the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brillance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.

Translated from the German by John E. Woods.



Title : Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
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ISBN : 0140120831
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 263 pages


Reviews


Huda rated it ★★★★★

June 11, 2017

أي رأس يحمل ذلك الباتريك على كتفيه أعني .. حقا كيف استطاع انتاج أعجب كائن في تاريخ الأدب الإنساني؟ كيف رأه في عقله قبل ان يخطه على الورق..؟ كيف نشأ هذا الغرينوي في تلابيب أفكاره...؟ هل اشتمه ذات ليلة يا ترى فقرر تحويل عطره الفريد إلى سطور ادبية..؟؟ لا يمكن!! فغرينوي لا رائحة له وهذه هي الطامة الكبرى... غر...


Khanh (the meanie) rated it ★★★★☆

June 03, 2014

I was predisposed to love this book no matter what. I love perfumes. The fact that this book had blood and murder was just a bonus. For me, perfumes and scents are a visceral thing. I love perfume. I have never been a visual person, my memories are composed of layers of scent. I remember as a child...


Bryce rated it ★★★★★

July 22, 2008

Because sometimes you just have to read about an 17th century perfumer who may or may not be the Anti Christ and goes on a killing spree, before starting aa giant omnisexual fuckfest and being voluntarily cannabilized. Ah literature. That's why I read you, the class. The class.


Mohammed rated it ★★★★☆

August 20, 2016

اهلا بكم في رواية ينبعث من صفحاتها عبق ما... رواية رائعة ذات رائحة لا ليس بهذه الطريقة مستر جرين ...لم أقصد رائحة الكتب الساحرة التي آلفناها بل هي رواية ذات روائح مختلفة ومتعددة تسبب لك مزيج من المتعة، القرف، النشوة، الحنين، الاشمئزاز و اﻷثارة..والجمال...رواية عطرية بعطور متعددة مختلفة أهلا بكم في ف...


John rated it ★★★★★

November 07, 2012

I had a heck of a time thinking who I'd recommend this to. It won a Fantasy award, yet I can't call it Fantasy. It's set in a bygone period, but it doesn't play with history, so it's not Historical Fiction. It's about a murder, yet it's not terrifying like Horror, nor is it a mystery. It's just t...


Patrick rated it ★★★★★

April 11, 2008

This book was different and brilliant. The story of an orphaned boy born without a scent, but with an incredibly refined sense of smell, the book drags a bit in parts, but the ends justify the means, in more ways than one. All things considered, the book is a valentine to the beauty, elegance, and...


Nandakishore rated it ★★★★☆

January 21, 2016

There are some books which can be called unique. They may be good, bad or indifferent: but their authors strike out from the trodden paths of narrative themes and structure to explore totally new vistas, so that the product becomes unique. Perfume by Patrick Suskind is such a book. Jean Baptiste G...


Tedb0t rated it ★★★★★

May 29, 2008

I'd like to make something very clear with my review of this book. I normally don't go overboard with the whole "the movie vs. the book" argument because I'm not interested in making people's decisions for them, even though I'm strongly opinionated about the subject. But this is a case where I ha...


Michael Fierce rated it ★★★★★

December 26, 2015

Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer is simply one of the greatest horror novels ever written. Taking place in 18th century, France, it begins with an infant born with one difference from the rest of the world: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with the ability to smell anything and everything in the...


Molly rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 20, 2009

I want my last 2 weeks back. I dove into this book expecting a hell of a lot more than I dragged out of it. From the very beginning I did not like the author's writing style and should have known then that this book just wouldn't be for me. This book is set in the mid-1700's France and centers aro...





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