Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

by Patrick Suskind, J.E. Woods | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140120831 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pulcherrima of Tommerup Stationsby, Fyns Amt Denmark on 1/4/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by pulcherrima from Tommerup Stationsby, Fyns Amt Denmark on Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Still haven't read it.. but is eager to.. My german teacher recommended it (alas, I do not think my german is good enough.. yet!)


"Witty, stylish and ferociously absorbing... menace conveyed with all the power of the writer's elegant unease" Observer

"Born in sweaty, fetid eighteenth-century Paris, Grenouille is distinctive even in infancy. He has "the finest nose in Paris an no personal odur". With wit, a Gothic imagination and considerable originality, Süskind has developed this simple idea into a fantastic tale of a murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity... Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading". Literary Review,

"A meditation on the nature of death, desire and decay... a remarkable début". Peter Ackroyd, The New York Times Book Review

"Unlike anything else one has read. A phenomenon... Everyone seems to want to get a whiff of this strange perfume, which will remain unique in contemporary literature." Figaro

"An ingenious and totally absorbing fantasy". Daily Telegraph


About the author:
Patrick Süskind was born in 1949. He studies history in Munich and was a writer for television before he wrote Perfume (1985). His second novel, The Pigeon, later adapted as a play, was first stages at the BAC Theatre in London in May 1993. His play Double-Bass was first staged in Munich 1981 and has since become one of the most performed plays in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It has also been performed at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Royal National Theatre in London. His novella The Story of Mr. Sommer (1992) has, like Perfume, been a huge success all over the world, and his Three Stories and a Reflection was published in 1996. Patrick Süskind lives in Munich.

Journal Entry 2 by pulcherrima from Tommerup Stationsby, Fyns Amt Denmark on Saturday, April 14, 2007
Jeg har helt igennem nydt at læse denne bog.
Süskinds sprog er virkelig fangende, og den absurde mængde af adjektiver er meget passende for bogens indhold. Jeg ærger mig over at jeg ikke er i stand til at læse den på tysk (dette er jo en engelsk oversættelse.)

Bogen har simpelthen kombineret et væld af forskellige virkermidler, der gør den meget morsom at læse, selvom man jo med bogen i hånden, er helt lukket ud af Jean-Baptiste Grenouilles egen verden.
Virkemidlerne kan listes på lange rækker: gammeltestamentelige-effekter, et lolita forhold mellem far/datter, en cirkulæropbygning der giver den afrundethed og så er den fyldt med både smukke, poetiske, romantiske og groteske elementer.

Jeg synes bogen er lidt af et epos, skrevet med en så ironisk distance, at den minder mig om nogle af 1990'ernes groteske romaner herhjemme fra.

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Umiddelbart efter jeg læste bogen så jeg også filmen. Den lever op til mange af bogens styrker, og den har formået at fange meget af ironien også. Skuespilleren der spiller Jean-Baptiste er virkelig god, og jeg mener virkelig at man kommer hele følelsesspektret igennem sammen med ham, selvfølgelig specielt i filmens slutning.
Filmen har taget sig nogle friheder i forhold til bogen, men de fleste af dem er helt berettigede, og gør bare oplevelsen bedre.
Den kan varmt anbefales - men som bogen er den jo ret speciel!

Journal Entry 3 by pulcherrima at Aarhus N, Århus Amt Denmark on Sunday, March 20, 2011
Weekenden har stået på oprydning i bogsamlingen, og denne bog trænger vist til at rejse.

Released 9 yrs ago (4/13/2011 UTC) at Løve's Antikvariat og PladeSalon in Aarhus C, Århus Amt Denmark

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Der bliver oprettet en Official BookCrossing Zone her i dag, og så kan du finde denne bog der.

Journal Entry 5 by Llyren at Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Thursday, September 13, 2012
During our vacation in Denmark we also visited Aarhus and so of course made a stop in that second hand bookshop ;-)

I do know the German one but will probably have a look at the translation.

Journal Entry 6 by Llyren at OBCZ Blaues Haus in Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (5/30/2013 UTC) at OBCZ Blaues Haus in Nürnberg, Bayern Germany

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Wil come with me to the shelf's birthday and wait there for new readers.

Journal Entry 7 by wingLesenmachtfrohwing at Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Friday, May 31, 2013
Picked it up at Blaues Haus

Journal Entry 8 by wingLesenmachtfrohwing at Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Soll für die Challenge "The Bookcrossing Olympics" Disziplin Weitsprung

This book is taking part at Challenge "The Bookcrossing Olympics" Disciplin LONG JUMP


Released 7 yrs ago (8/8/2013 UTC) at Cicerellos, Fishingboat Harbour in Fremantle, Western Australia Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

With help of Sagunas visitor from Australia this book was released at

1638 Cicerello's 44 Mews Rd, Fremantle
which must have been visited be at least one bookcrosser before, because I found it on the list of Fremantle's crossing zones.

Thank you very much, dear traveller!

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