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Perfume by Patrick Süskind
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May 13, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: calibre, drama, ebook, historical-fiction, horror, read-in-2011, serial-killer
Read from May 11 to 12, 2011

This was an interesting read. It, at times, was difficult to follow because my french is rusty and my knowledge of french geography borders on the non-existent. This is the story of a man with no scent and his quest to make the perfect perfume. The problem is this involves knocking off a few virgins to obtain their scent.
The story takes place in mid 18th century France and contains wonderful descriptions of the lifestyle and pageantry of that era.
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