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Author: Patrick Suskind
Patrick S?skind's first novel, Perfume (Das Parfum) tells the horrific story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an orphan born in Paris in 1738. When Grenouille's abandoned body is found in the garbage, he is taken to an orphanage, where everyone who comes into contact with him finds something about him to be revulsive. What they are unaware of is ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140099935
ISBN-10: 014009993X
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 272
Edition: Open Market Ed
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 3
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Helpful Score: 2
Amazing novel. Captures the filth and grime of 17th Century life. The book also gives a surreal, creepy vibe. See the movie too. they made it just like the book.
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Beautiful language for ugly circumstances & situations. Loved the book. The first I've rated a 5 in a long time.
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Jean-Baptiste Grenouille - human or monster? Both? Just when I found myself feeling sympathetic to this young man who grew up without human kindness, the monster side of him would emerge and I could sense his scorn for people he fooled with his pretense of humanity. This was a beautifully written book about the importance of smell that we all take for granted and how one man with an incredible gift took advantage of people.
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Excellent book. the basis for the Nirvana song "Scentless Apprentice".
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Intriguing concept - however the plot feels rushed about 3/4 way through. Worth a read anyway!
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A weird book and a little disturbing but a GREAT read! Makes one think.....
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This was the great book. It is by a different publisher and is a trade size paperback. There is no ISBN number on the book, but it is not condensed. It contains the full story.

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