Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

by Patrick Suskind | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0375725849 Global Overview for this book
Registered by themarina of Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on 1/18/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by themarina from Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, January 18, 2007
In leisurely, aristocratic measures soaked with irony, PERFUME unfolds the gruesome, picaresque allegory of an olfactory genius-monster--a murderous perfumer of decadent eighteenth-century France. Sean Barrett gives a masterfully effete reading, with flawless articulations of character and wicked, understated nuances. He wisely plays the humor not at all, instead accentuating a kind of connoisseur's study of the Grand Guignol. Eschewing overtly Gallic inflections, he puts pre-Revolutionary France in his voice merely through lightness of touch. A feast for lovers of voluptuous language, sly wit and epicurean mayhem.

Journal Entry 2 by themarina from Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, February 01, 2007
Wow. And I had thought the movie was weird.

In all seriousness, this is a great read. The story is interesting and fast paced but above all, beautifully captured in rich and provocative language.

Enjoyable as both a stand alone novel or as a great companion to the movie.

Journal Entry 3 by themarina at Our Town Cafe, 245 E. Broadway in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (2/13/2007 UTC) at Our Town Cafe, 245 E. Broadway in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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This is being released at the Vancouver Bookcrossing meetup taking place on Tuesday, February 13, 7PM at Our Town Cafe:

Our Town Cafe
245 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1W4
(604) 879-1924

Journal Entry 4 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Caught at the mega Lower Mainland BookCrossing Meetup last night.
Thanks, Marina. Great BC Label! Love the rose. So appropriate.

Journal Entry 5 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, March 17, 2007
A seductive horror novel, wonderfully written, with a shocking, although seemingly fitting, ending.

Released 12 yrs ago (3/26/2007 UTC) at Bread Garden @ Metrotown Mall (near Zellers) in Burnaby, British Columbia Canada

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What: March Burnaby Lower Mainland BookCrossing Meetup

When: Monday, March 26 at 7:00 PM

Who: At least 5 BookCrossers

Where: Bread Garden
4575 Central Boulevard
Burnaby BC V5H 4J5

Event Description:
Come on out to the Burnaby Edition of the LM Bookcrossing group!


Journal Entry 7 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, March 26, 2007
Picked up at the meet-up tonight. Looks interesting.

Journal Entry 8 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I found this book to be very well-written and unique. At the same time, the main character was so monstrous and creepy, that at times it was difficult to read.

Journal Entry 9 by loveamystery at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/11/2010 UTC) at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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This book is now on its way to Gzusgirl, who chose it out of the TBR VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by Gzusgirl from Overland Park, Kansas USA on Saturday, January 16, 2010
YAAAAAAAY I'm so excited to read this!!!! :D :D I have read the first chapter randomly and I know I will love this. Thanks so much!! :D

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