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Upon its publication last year in Germany Susskind's first novel Perfume immediately became an international best seller. Set in 18th-century France, Perfume relates the fascinating and horrifying tale of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a person as gifted as he was abominable. Born without a smell of his own but endowed with an extraordinary sense of smell, Grenouille becomes obsessed with procuring the perfect scent that will make him fully human. With brilliant narrative skill Susskind exposes the dark underside of the society through which Grenouille moves and explores the disquieting inner universe of this singularly possessed man. The translation is superb. Essential for literature collections. Ulrike S. Rettig, German Dept., Wellesley Coll., Wellesley, Mass.
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?A fable of criminal genius?. Remarkable."?The New York Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
It's an amazing book, with a plot and a well-structured thriller . It's amazing from start to finish . With an unexpected ending . Very interesting. I recommend it.Published 1 month ago by NYManhattan
I really enjoyed the description of the scents. They really came alive for me. The translation was very well done. Now I will look forward to see if the movie can compare.Published 3 months ago by renee bellavance
Although a work of literature, this novel transcends not only its genre, but its very form. PERFUME operates as a multi-sensory experience: you smell it, taste it, grow horrified... Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2011 by Tintin
A tick is an arachnid which has eight legs and not six like Patrick Suskind described in the book. It is just a minor detail that has been annoying me every since I read the book.Published on Oct. 20 2010 by Monsieur Pie-pie
Once I picked up this book I could not put it down. It's dark, absurd, unique, beautiful and disturbing all at once. I loved every bit of it.Published on Nov. 24 2007 by Doobwa
Absolutly the worst most painful thing I have ever read. Having recieved it as a gift.I read it to the end Awaiting somthing redeeming in this miserable contrived tale to arise but... Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2007 by marlow
I'm a sucker for good endings and this book had one of the most absurd and glorious endings I have ever seen. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2005 by James Nakagawa