Perfume by Patrick Suskind

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Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in Paris. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And to get it he must kill. And kill. And kill .

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The 841st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 53rd on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  2. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)

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