Review: Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Review / December 27, 2013

Author: Patrick Suskind
Publisher: Vintage; Later Printing Edition
Year: 2001
ISBN: 9780375725845
Rating: ★★★★☆
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“There are scents that linger for decades.” It is these scents of 18th century Paris that author Patrick Suskind dedicates his novel Perfume to. Exploring the psyche of an unusual psychopath, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, Suskind weaves a tale of a man frighteningly disconnected from humanity, lost in single-minded pursuit of “the fleeting realm of scent.”