Bibliofemme Bookclub An Irish Bookclub

January 10, 2012

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

Filed under: Bookclub Books,General Fiction — The Connoisseur @ 3:07 pm
Perfume Book Cover Perfume
Patrick Süskind
Vintage Books

Meeting: 12th March 2007

Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human’s. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in all the city. Yet, there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And, to get it, he must kill. And kill. And kill…


A review will be posted here shortly.

This month’s book was picked by The Connoisseur The Connoisseur

Score awarded by Bibliofemme: 3 out of 5

What the other femmes had to say
The Writer “Really this is a sick little story with a core concept as distasteful as its central character, but it’s all cleverly masked in a fragrant cloud of page-turning readability.” 3/5

The Dreamer “Nicely written though at times a little bit too ‘wordy’. I still don’t know if I enjoyed the book, it was quite dark, but it has stayed with me weeks after reading it…so that must a good sign!” 3/5

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