Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
ISBN: 0140120831
EAN13: 9780140120837
Language: English
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 7.72" L x 5.04" W
Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   The concept is "otherworldly" so if you like that type of book you might find a reason ...
This book is very, very strange, Raymond said.
 
5
   gulp!
The book would have been on my shelf for years had I not had a friend's recommendation. Journeyman takes us on a journey of discovery. I thought I'd figured it out a few times, but nope. I had a hard time putting it down and finished it in a few days between tours, Mr. Caramore said. It's great to hear from people who have used it.
 
5
   A Chilling Tale, excellently written.
I've read this book in the 1980s, and I still love it. Lately, I've found a friend in Belgium who's read it and it has inspired me to reread it. Great customer service, said Loy and Kelly.
 
5
   Great story. Surprising ending.
This book is by far the best. He added that the book was "full of highlighter marks and margin notes." The previous owner was also an idiot, the Web site said. It's just that the VCR didn't work that well. It didn't detract too much from the story, though it annoyed my wife to no end.
 
4
   A gripping story of a murderer created by the society...
His description of the killer is so gripping and so effective, I almost fell over. The French perfumer's obsessive quest for perfectionism resulted in the best perfume ever created because of his lack of body odor or scent. Like some of the infamous killers, there were some sort of personal vindication why they became murderers. They were created, in part, because the killer was not born as they are. Suskind's novel explored the role that society played in creating, developing, and rearing a human being. Society has a responsibility as a community to co-exist civilly and productively to care and live harmoniously with one another, he said. His widow said he "gave me as a reader a lesson in humanity." He added: "No man is an island. Simply put, humans do not thrive when isolated.
 
5
   I enjoyed it
Even though he's gay, I really appreciated how you can almost feel sorry for him but also hate him.
 
5
   A fable of the grotesque
Kurt Cobain's "The Good Life" was a bloody, witty, and occasionally repellent novel. There is a subtext to the creative process and the distillation of truth that is part of trying to write a song or novel. Also when art is successful the adulation and even the potential violence of fans, Raymond said.
 
2
   Dated writing. Terrible plot.
Only a few pages into the book, I couldn't stand it. Now I have no idea why this book was a best seller. He also said that if we needed a million footnotes to a column, we could use them all. Do we really think that Mars would want that many astronauts? For decades, engineers and politicians have argued over the merits of sewage treatment plants and central plumbing. A second, smaller version of the space shuttle would have enough room for three astronauts. Nobody has repeated this refrain, so I gave it two stars, because there are worse books.
 
5
   My all time favorite book.
There is no clear winner between the two, but the book will either be loved or hated. Even though it is shocking, one starts to realize that there is no other way that this could have possibly ended. It's beautiful at the same time, Tunick said. It's like walking through a museum of words. Take a look at the first few pages to see what I am speaking about with this book. Before that they were just friends, working in the same accountancy firm. At a party, my daughter saw the photo on his bookshelf. She said she did not know anyone else who had ever read it. It's his favorite book, he said, and he has read it a multitude of times. Because of that, Forbes says, "it's going strong."
 
4
   Strange reality
It displayed a total disdain for humankind. What is the universe's true meaning? It was a great deal of fun, even if it was mostly a monologue. It was like a ride you did not want to get off. I have never read a book like this. I cannot determine whether or not it was a good idea.
 
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