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Perfume by Patrick Süskind
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Mar 31, 09

Cold and inhuman look on humanity. Cynical and dark, but humorous at times injecting a Voltaire like quality. Beautifully described and detailed, without bogging down. Sharp and to the point at all times while still exuding a rococo quality. It never wastes time despite the extreme amounts of perfectly detailed flourishes. The text always feels like it accelerates the plot.
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message 2: by Guido (new)

Guido Ditto. Amazing book! I first read it in German in the early nineties. Just recently, I devoured the English language audio book (downloaded from in one day :-)

Unfortunately, the other works by Suesskind do not live up to this one. The author is also an interesting character, completely shrouded in mystery.

message 1: by Deb (new) - rated it 3 stars

Deb I also found commonalities with Voltaire. Those were the best parts.

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