Perfume by Patrick Suskind(278 ratings)
|Submitted by Anonymous |
I think the story in Perfume is ingenious and beautiful. It's a fantastic book with an interesting message: You can't be loved if you don't love yourself. And Grenouille proves this extremely well: he uses the most horrible methods to make people love him - he distills the scent of pure beauty and love. He creates the perfect perfume, and people do love him, but he understands that it's not him in particular they love, it's the perfume. A great allegory.
|Submitted by MC OIiver |
I beleive that Perfume is better qualified as a "bildungsroman" or as historical fiction rather than fantasy as it draws upon many truths and tells a disturbing yet none the less a beautiful story that is completely within the historical context. The story is wonderful and exhillirating although the details of certain odours can become overwhelming at times. Overall a fascinating and splendid read.
|Submitted by Brandy Sejeck |
Patrick Suskind's deliciously aromatic novel Perfume is as inventive and surprising as a novel can aspire to be. It is the story of a malformed tick of a man named Jean-Baptist Grenouille. He is a scentless prodigy of smell whose sole goal is to create the most sought after scent of all - the scent of love.
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