Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Paperback)
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DescriptionSurvivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in all the city. Yet, there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And, to get it, he must kill. And kill. And kill...
- Published: 30 November 2006
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780141029047 ISBN 10: 0141029048
- Sales rank: 269,771
Reviews for Perfume
- Top review
Dark Literature at it's finest
"Right from the off Perfume is clearly not a book for everyone. Perfume is an adult fairytale of talent gone too far - yet the book did not seem to go far enough! I made the grave error of reading this the day before an exam, I simply couldn't put it down. Suskinds' narrative is enrapturing, his language is simply glorious and his idea deliciously original and wicked. His ability to delve into the mind of a man plagued by his own talents is completely unique. Fans macabre literature will simply revel in this delightful tale of a misunderstood genius. " by a Book Depository customer