Patrick Süskind’in, Almanya’da ilk yayımlanışında tam anlamıyla olay yaratan, aylarca liste başlarında kalan Koku adlı bu romanı, gerçekte alışılagelmiş. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a literary historical fantasy novel by German writer Patrick Süskind. The novel explores the sense of smell and its. 1 Review?id=-V5BAAAACAAJ. What people are saying – Write a review. We haven’t found any reviews in the.

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The ending was just ludicrous. This is the whole crux of the problem.

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People who know the book tend to expect an exact illustration. The story of a murderer, by Patrick Suskind 1 6 Jul 02, Patick fictionmysterymagic realismabsurd. Jan 08, Helen 2. Forse aveva ragione quella mia amica: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The sxkind explores the sense of smell and its relationship with the emotional meaning that scents may have. I remember the green, earthy smell of the rice paddies where I grew up. In short, viewers are left with a paltry, thin gruel that denigrates and shames the original book and its author. As he discovers his olfactory virtuosity, he becomes increasingly obsessed with inventing new fragrances, particularly his own, which he attempts to create artificially by extracting and blending the corporeal scents of young virginal women he murders.

Grenouille knew he was not normal, but his obsession for the pursuit of kkoku scent never really gained patrickk until he committed his first murder, for love of a virgin’s scent.


I had heard about perfume for a long time but had missed it in the 80’s. He could imitate human odour quite well enough with surrogates. I’d like to make something very clear with my review of this book.

This book is what almost every student has to read at some point in the upper years here in good ol’ Germany. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is kku hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. The book has a slightly menacing monotone about it that is almost hypnotic, and lays a surreal lens over the brilliant and crisp descriptions Suskind provides for his world.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

His vivid descriptions almost evoke the smells he is describing into reality, and his characterization of Grenouille is nothing short of perfect. After a childhood full of hardship, he is apprenticed to a perfumier who teaches him all he knows about distilling smells. Unbeknownst to the perfumier, however, Grenouille isn’t in it for the fashionable perfumes.

Perfume tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an eighteenth-century Parisian with a unique gift: This book is a perfume lover’s dream come true. This city is not well portrayed. All in all, the crazy perfumer gets eaten by cannibals.

The main character, Jean-Baptiste is totally lacking in emotion, and the story line breathes with the same meticulous clear step by step relating of the events. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille came into the world unwanted, expected to die, yet born with an unnerving sense of smell that created alienation as well as talent. I want my last 2 weeks back. XD I loved the writing style and the idea behind it but at the same time I was komu by the vivid kkou it provoked. With this amount of over-the-top-ness?


The only reason I have not given this five stars is because I found it rambled a little in places.

But this book was boring me to hell and back again. For me, perfumes and scents are a visceral thing. That thing with the toaster. But he goes overboard with list after exhaustive list of ingredients or steps within a process or varieties to be found. Reaching Grasse, he trains in the arts of scent extraction and preservation and one day encounters a second scent that is even more inspiring to him than his original victim. Returning to Paris, he approaches a crowd and pours the entire bottle of perfume on himself.

It seems to be a fairly empty novel; which is supported by a brief synopsis. Watch Now With Prime Video. As unlikeable and depraved as Grenouille is, you almost sympathise with him. Born a bastard in the stinking heart of the city of Paris ssklnd the eighteenth century There are some books which can be called unique.