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Perfume by Patrick Süskind
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Jun 19, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2015
Read from June 14 to 19, 2015

What a strange book. This is not at all what I was expecting. I had heard it was violent, so I was expecting American Psycho or something. But it was more like a travelogue or fable than super-graphic horror. Not that there's not a body count--there is, and it's large--but the violence is secondary to the character and setting. I guess I'd call this a fantasy-historical novel. Anyway, I enjoyed it, and thought the translator did a good job (sometimes translations can be a trial, but this one flowed just fine).
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