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Perfume The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
  

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Patrick Suskind's Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris. Clever, stylish, and absorbing, this book tells a tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity.

If you like Patrick Suskind you might also like to read books by Barry Unsworth, Sandor Marai and Iain Pears.

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Synopsis

Perfume The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

'In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent ...

Reviews

'An astonishing tour de force both in concept and execution.' Guardian

'A fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity...Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading.' Literary Review

About the Author

Patrick Suskind was born near Munich, in 1949. He studied medieval and modern history at the University of Munich. His first play, The Double Bass, was written in 1980 and became an international success. His first novel, Perfume, became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. He is also the author of The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's Story, and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal. Patrick Suskind lives and writes in Munich.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th August 2015

Author

Patrick Suskind

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
The Evergreens

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780241973615

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