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No innocent perfume.

Advantages: Unique concept, brilliantly executed
Disadvantages: Somewhat bizarre, will not appeal to all

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille was, we learn in the opening paragraph, a most gifted and abominable personage. On a par with De Sade, Fouché, Bonaparte. That we don’t yet know of his evil deeds we are told is “ because his gifts and his sole ambit ...

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The Doors of Perception...

Advantages: Masterly writing and a truly original concept...
Disadvantages: It smells really really bad...

Eighteenth Century France almost certainly didn’t smell very good. There was manure everywhere, there was urine in the courtyards, the stairwells were full of rat-droppings; the kitchens stank of spoiled cabbage and mutton fat and the parlours ...

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'Perfume': An Unforgettable Infusion

Advantages: Beautifully written, interesting story, easy to read
Disadvantages: Dark, difficult protagonist, lengthy

The story of 'Perfume' is one that I think is a massive hit and miss for most people. If you're like me and are into things that are a little dark, twisted and controversial then I think this is something you may enjoy. However, if you are easily freaked ...

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Perfume-Patrick Suskind -why I loved the book

Advantages: great and original story
Disadvantages: none that I can think of....

Quite interesting the profile that Patrick Suskind creates to Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He was born "against love and nevertheless to live ". Since its birth, it was a horrible individual. It was a small monster. In childhood, it was necessary to change ...

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Scentless Apprentice - Update

Advantages: Understanding what NIrvana where getting at
Disadvantages: Too short!

Its no wonder that this was a bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion - his sense of smell - leads to murder. The Story it ...

kurt187 30.06.2006 · Read full review
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