Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - BOOKRING

by Patrick Suskind | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140120831 Global Overview for this book
Registered by smurphie of Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on 9/30/2008
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13 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I've been given this to read but have not yet have time and well it's telling me it wants to travel in the meantime.

Journal Entry 2 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, October 16, 2008
Off as a bookring

The running order is as follows:-

*****ROUND ONE*****

lady-anglophile - Kuwait

EmgeeNL - Netherlands

Bjorg -Iceland

Then home to me Smurphie in Scotland in the UK.

I've included an envelope for each participant.

I hope you enjoy this ring.


*****ROUND TWO*****

ealasaimae - USA

jneni - Singapore *****ASKED TO BE SKIPPED*****

Whitehorsy - Belguim - Ship in EU

DitteL - Denmark - Ship in Europe

annalux - UK

Angel135 - UK

Then home to me Smurphie again

Journal Entry 3 by norafrvr from Kuwait, Kuwait Kuwait on Thursday, November 06, 2008
It arrived today a long with another book which is SO unfair :-( But, I will mail it to the next person as soon as I finish reading it!

Thanks for the little gift inside :-)

Journal Entry 4 by norafrvr from Kuwait, Kuwait Kuwait on Sunday, November 09, 2008
I don't know what to say about this book. The narration was a big turn off for me. It is so descriptive to the extent of boredom!

I've seen the movie and it was GREAT and I really ENJOYED it A LOT! But, the book was a bit boring althought it explained some of the things that left unmentioned in the movie!

I recommend the movie to those who hasn't seen it yet :-)

I will be sending the book tomorrow to "EmgeeNL" in The Netherlands.

Journal Entry 5 by EmgeeNL from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, November 30, 2008
Just got the book in the mail yesterday. Thanks for sending Lady-anglophile. And Smurphie thanks for ringing the book and the little gift. I will put it on the TBR stack. Because it is true that all the books arrive at the same time :(

15 December: Just finished reading the book. I liked it a lot. It is in deed verry perscriptive, but I enjoyed to read about the dark sides and crazyness of this men's brain. I have not seen the movie, but you should really read the book. Just sent a pm to the next person on the list so it can go on travelling.

Journal Entry 6 by Bjorg from Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on Tuesday, January 06, 2009
The book arrived today, thanks EmgeeNL for sending it to me;) and thanks so much Smurphie for the postcard and the bookmark;)
Am just about to finish a book so I can start on this one tomorrow:)

Journal Entry 7 by Bjorg from Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on Sunday, January 11, 2009
Just finished the book, don´t know what to say, did not like it much. Like the others who read the book before me, I found it to be boring at times.

Will send the book home to Smurphie tomorrow:)

Journal Entry 8 by Bjorg at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Sunday, January 11, 2009

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Part of a bookring, am sending it home to Smurphie

Journal Entry 9 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, January 19, 2009
Arrived home today for a little stop over and to top up with goodies.

Hope you all enjoy it when it arrives.

Journal Entry 10 by smurphie at Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Heading off on the next leg of the bookring.

Journal Entry 11 by ealasaidmae from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Thursday, January 29, 2009
It's here! Thank you for the extra goodies, Smurphie! That's very kind.

Journal Entry 12 by ealasaidmae from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Sunday, February 08, 2009
This is a great book! So much fun, and amusing. I was rooting for Grenouille all the way.

jneni asked to be skipped so it will be off to Whitehorsy next. I have her address already so I should be able to mail it off in the next couple days.

Journal Entry 13 by ealasaidmae at St. Albans, West Virginia USA on Monday, February 09, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (2/9/2009 UTC) at St. Albans, West Virginia USA

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on its way to Whitehorsy in Belgium

Journal Entry 14 by whitehorsy from Hasselt, Limburg / Limbourg Belgium on Sunday, February 22, 2009
The book arrived last Friday, thanks for sending ealasaidmae!

I think I'll be able to start reading this one in a day or two... and I'm looking forward to it! :-)

Thanks Smurphie for the surprises!!! ;-)

Journal Entry 15 by whitehorsy from Hasselt, Limburg / Limbourg Belgium on Friday, February 27, 2009
It seems I belong to the part of the readers who found this book pretty good. :-) I had already seen the movie and knew what to expect. But as always with books, they tell so much more. The descriptions about the processing of 'scents' in the perfumeries was even quite interesting.

Thanks for sharing Smurphie! The book is already packed up to travel further to DitteL in Denmark. If I'm not able to send it out this afternoon, I'll certainly do it on Monday.

Journal Entry 16 by whitehorsy at -- controlled release --, Vlaams-Brabant / Brabant Flamant Belgium on Thursday, March 05, 2009

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A bit later as expected, due to a three day strike of the Postal Services, the book is now on it's way to DitteL in Denmark. :-)

Journal Entry 17 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Arrived yesterday. Thanks for sending it to me whitehorsy. And thanks for sharing Smurphie - and for the beautiful postcard and bookmark.

I've already read the first 100 pages and should be able to finsih it within this week.


Journal Entry 18 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Thursday, March 12, 2009
Don't really know what to think of this one. I found the first half of the book boring, but it got better towards the end. I like that the author has chosen not only to focus on Grenouille but also focuses on some of the other characters and what they are thinking. That made the book a bit more interesting.

I've contacted the next person on the list and is now awaiting a PM with their address.

Released 10 yrs ago (3/16/2009 UTC) at -- wild released somewhere in Storstrøms Amt, Storstrøms Amt Denmark

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On its way to the next reader...

Journal Entry 20 by annalux from Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, April 19, 2009
This arrived safely from Denmark about a month ago - I'm very sorry that it's taken me so long to read it, and also that I forgot to journal until now! I really enjoyed this book - I thought it very much like a sort of twisted fairy tale. The fact that it was based upon the power of scent was fascinating, as smell is such an integral part of life and is highly evocative. I did find it dragged a bit in the middle, but picked up at the end. I would be very interested to see the film having read the book - I deliberately didn't see it when it came out as I wanted to read the book first. Will send it on as soon as I have an address.

Journal Entry 21 by Angel135 from Old Washington Village, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, April 26, 2009
Received the book a few days ago looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 22 by Angel135 from Old Washington Village, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sent the book home on 18th , wishing it a safe trip .

Journal Entry 23 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, May 30, 2009
Arrived homw quite a few days ago but then we fried the modem in a thunderstorm so only now catching up.

Thank you to all who took part in this ring.


Journal Entry 24 by smurphie at Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, August 20, 2009

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Heading off to Ythan so she can restart her ring/ray.

Journal Entry 25 by Ythan from Ellon, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, August 21, 2009
Thank you Smurphie :)

Let the Bookray continue

This is book two but if you would like to see book 1 then go to
http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5940259

1)sarradee, Austin, Texas, USA.
2)tabby-cat-owner, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
3)Vekiki, London, Greater London, England, UK.
4)mazzlestar, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK.
5)Lottiotta, Swansea, Wales, UK.
6)jellyfish67, Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
7)Smurphie, Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland, UK.

Would like to donate this to the 1001-library after losing the previous one, let me know if that's what you want to do Smurphie once you've finished with it.

Journal Entry 26 by Ythan at --By Post or by Hand, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, August 21, 2009

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Posting to sarradee :)


Good Luck to Book 2 :)

Journal Entry 27 by sarradee from Arlington, Texas USA on Thursday, August 27, 2009
Arrived today, will read and pass on asap.

Journal Entry 28 by sarradee from Arlington, Texas USA on Monday, September 07, 2009
This was a re-read for me. I found the story even more interesting the second time around. The details about the perfume making was fascinating, and I love how the author took that,added the murderer Grenouille and made him the focus. Distillation of a human essence is an awesome idea.

Will be mailing to the next on the list as soon as I have an address.

Journal Entry 29 by tabby-cat-owner from Bellingham, Washington USA on Friday, October 09, 2009
received in the mail, will be posting this on as soon as possible.

Released 10 yrs ago (10/18/2009 UTC) at Postal Release in Sent To The Next Bookcrosser, Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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This book is being mailed to Vekiki of London, England.


Journal Entry 31 by Vekiki from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Recieved today - thankyou so much for posting it on TabbyCatOwner, and for the buttons and bookmarks - all perfect!

Journal Entry 32 by Vekiki at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Posted out today to go home... as a few people have asked to be skipped or gone MIA

I really really enjoyed this and have brought myself a PC copy to re-read at some point

Journal Entry 33 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, January 09, 2010
Oops this arrived sometime just before the festive season and was put away in a safe p;ace it only reappeared today.

Hope everybody enjoyed it.

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