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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Perfume is a well-written, genre-crossing historical tale that delves into the macabre, but it also has the rare quality of being able to change the way you experience life, albeit through an olfactory perspective. Perfume does more than let you get lost in the world of a book — it puts you in touch with one of the strongest senses we possess and magnifies that experience to the extreme.
Recommended by Nate Ashley, Powells.com

"He coveted the odor of certain human beings: those rare humans who inspire love." So begins Jean-Baptiste Grenouille's single-minded plot to capture the scent that will change himself and, ultimately, the world. But the scent and the person, so intertwined, must first be wrenched apart and sacrificed to his evil plan. Creepy, gripping, and fabulous!
Recommended by Dianah, Powells.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671643706
Author:
Suskind, Patrick
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
France
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Perfumes
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Odors
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
1987
Binding:
MM
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
310 p.

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Product details 310 p. pages Pocket Books - English 9780671643706 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Perfume is a well-written, genre-crossing historical tale that delves into the macabre, but it also has the rare quality of being able to change the way you experience life, albeit through an olfactory perspective. Perfume does more than let you get lost in the world of a book — it puts you in touch with one of the strongest senses we possess and magnifies that experience to the extreme.

"Staff Pick" by ,

"He coveted the odor of certain human beings: those rare humans who inspire love." So begins Jean-Baptiste Grenouille's single-minded plot to capture the scent that will change himself and, ultimately, the world. But the scent and the person, so intertwined, must first be wrenched apart and sacrificed to his evil plan. Creepy, gripping, and fabulous!

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