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Suskind, Patrick - Perfume

Suskind, Patrick - Perfume

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Published by: api-3700730 on Oct 14, 2008
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\u201cthe name of the rose, the last literary sensation from europe, crept up on america by stealth.
perfume... arrives with fanfare... perfume gives off a rare, sinfully addictive chill of pure evil.
suskind has seductive power as a storyteller.\u201d

\u201cperfume is one of the most exciting discoveries in years ... a supremely accomplished work of art,
marvelously grafted and enjoyable, and rich in historical detail, with an abundance of life ... an
astonishing performance, a masterwork of artistic conception and execution... constantly
fascinating... with his very first novel, patrick suskind has assured himself a place beside the most
important... writers of our time.\u201d
-san francisco chronicle

\u201cmesmerizing from first page to last ... a highly sophisticated horror tale... the last section of
perfume takes on the frantic dimensions of a superior mystery story... superb story-telling all the
way... the climax is a savage shocker.\u201d
-cleveland plain dealer

\u201ca bestseller that also exists as a strange and ingenious work of literature... perfume has many
dimensions. it is a meditation upon irrationality and the age of reason; upon obsession and illusion;
upon solipsism and art. the sensuous, supple prose moves with a pantherish grace...\u201d
-boston globe

\u201can excellent and most extraordinary first novel...\u201d
-chicago tribune
\u201can international bestseller ... a fascinating and horrifying tale... brilliant.\u201d
-library journal

\u201can ingenious story... about a most exotic monster... suspense builds up steadily, particularly at the
-los angeles times

\u201cunusual and compelling... perfume offers a riot for the senses... perfume reads chillingly like a
well-documented, verifiable case history of lunacy and mass hysteria.\u201d
-publishers weekly

\u201can original, gruesome, compelling novel...\u201d
-christian science monitor

\u201cthe story spins along like an ancient tale out of the arabian nights with both suspense and horror
growing steadily ... a tour de force of the imagination, a spell-weaving experience...\u201d

\u201clike the best scents, perfume\u2019s effects will linger long after it has been stoppered...\u201d

\u201cmr. suskind\u2019s ingenuity packs perfume with fresh power. grenouille grows into as compelling a
heartless fiend -maddened by an uncaring world-as you could ask for.\u201d
-the wall street journal

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the story of a murderer
translated from the german by john e. woods
originally published in german as dasparfum

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