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Book Reviews of Perfume

Author: Patrick Suskind
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
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11 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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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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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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THis is one of the strangest but compelling books I have ever read. The main character was less than lovable but tenacious and survived a brutal childhood as an orphan. He had an incredible gift but you must read it to find out what it is.
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Spooky story unlike any other I've ever read.
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Trade paperback - One of the most unusual and unforgetable books I've ever read. I believe there is a movie being made.
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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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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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A co-worker recommended this book to me many years ago. I recommended it to my book club at one point and have re-read it more than once. I have often thought that our sense of smell gets sort-shrifted and have wondered if, in fact, it plays a predominant role in our perception of other people and events. Suskind presents that theory thrillingly, I think--and provides a wealth of information about the perfume industry in Paris of old as a bonus.