Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Suskind Reviews
Description:ISBN 978-0140120837 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Patrick Suskind / Publication Date: 1987 / Publisher: Penguin
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Perfume - Patrick SuskindMore than a whiff of scariness... (397 words)
by salgirl - written on 11/05/01, updated on 11/05/01 (Very useful, 1256 readings)
I was given this book to read by a friend of mine, who knew I had an interest in criminology. Halfway through the book and I was racking my brains to figure out why I'd never heard of this guy and his crimes. A bit of checking later and I discover it's a novel, not based on anything factual. This threw me a little. This is a book about a serial killer. This particular serial killer was French, and carrying out his horrendous crimes in Paris during the 1800's. Grenoule is presented as something of a tragic and pathetic sort of creature, who has a phenomenal talent. His nose is his fortune, and it is able to pick up and define every nuance (kind of like how a ...
Perfume - Patrick SuskindRaeds as good as it smells (394 words)
by TAP007 - written on 31/10/00, updated on 31/10/00 (Useful, 1023 readings)
You have probably never heard of this book and I was in the same predicament when my father suggested it to me. The cover made me think of nothing but a boring love story but I took my dads advice and gave this book a go. It is set in 18th century France, Paris to be precise, where, much like back in England, there weren’t such a thing as sewers. This book starts by putting you imagination into the foulest environment possible, a fish market built on a graveyard with the bodies still beneath it. Here Suskind starts the beginning of a book, which is so diverse and unorthodox that u have to ask yourself whether it is a joke. After about four chapters however the book suddenly ...