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Patrick Süskind
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Lillelara rated it 3 years ago
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born amongst fish offals, is a peculiar child. He has an extraordinary sense of smell, yet he himself doesn´t have a smell of his own. As Grenouille becomes older, he gets more and more obsessed about the smells surrounding him and as time goes by there is only one thing he...
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Adventures and Friends rated it 5 years ago
tl;dr |✭✭✭✭✩| This story was most definitely CREEPY! Great read for October, was a great period piece and such a unique and interesting story. I really enjoyed reading it.Description: In eighteenth-century France, a young woman working in a market give birth to an infant – Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. ...
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Bambbles Rambles rated it 6 years ago
I sort of stumbled into this book. I don't normally read whatever genre you would call this, so I went in with a little trepidation. I like plot driven novels more than character driven, and unfortunately this falls mostly in the latter. There were times when Grenouille was doing something that I wa...
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Book Minx rated it 6 years ago
Maybe it was just the time period this story is set in but at times it reminded me of Sweeney Todd. Just without the random song outbursts and with a main character who was extraordinarily creepy in his complete lack of humanness. It's the extreme lack of humanity in Grenouille that is what made thi...
LondaLocs rated it 7 years ago
The first chapter of this book is outstanding! I was so drawn into the aromatic world that Suskind so brilliantly described, that I just had to read about Grenouille and his talent (or curse)Grenouille was supposed to be despicable even as a child. The kind of child that even Santa would kick. I fou...
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