Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Title: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Author: Patrick Suskind

Paperback: 272 pages

Publisher: Vintage (November 7, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0307277763

ISBN-13: 978-0307277763

Aviva and I rented the DVD of the movie based on this book.  I loved it, so I grabbed a copy (with my 15% off birthday coupon) from Borders.

This is the story of a murderer that is looking for scent.  The movie was a pretty faithful rendition of the book.  The book spent more time on the main character’s discovery that he had no scent and his time secluded on a mountain.  It also spent less time on the orgy scene near the end, and described the final scene better.

I don’t want to give this one away – you simply need to read it (and see the film) – this is a really good work of fiction and I think a very original story.


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