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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
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4 years, 8 months ago at Mar 24 22:22
Potrei scrivere una pagina intera su questo libro, sullo strano personaggio di Grenouille, e sul finale del libro, commovente e spaventoso. Ma in realtà voglio limitarmi a consigliarlo a chi non crede che un libro possa far sentire odori e profumi, sin dalle prime pagine (tranne che le mie erano allucinazioni olfattive; in tal caso mi sa che devo farmi vedere da uno bravo).

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3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 30 23:35
Un romanzo dal sapore indefinibile, sfuggente come un aroma passeggero, inquietante e oscuro come i giochi spettrali creati dalla penombra che si diverte a tormentare la nostra mente, poetico come un profumo perduto e poi incredibilmente ritrovato dopo anni (Proust avrebbe qualcosa da dire, a riguardo). Il soggetto del libro è originale, Grenouille è perfettamente caratterizzato pur nella sua im... read more
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Manufacturer: Vintage
ISBN-10 : 0375725849 | ISBN-13: 9780375725845
Fiction (3), Movie (3), Mystery (3), Crime (2), Murder (2), Translated From German (2), German Lit (2), World Fantasy Award (2), Swap Shelf (2), TSP (2), PC (2), Scents (2), Perfume (2), France (2), Historical Fiction (2), 1001 Books TBR (2), Literature (2), (1)
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"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Directed by Tom Tykwer, with Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman and Rachel Hurd-Wood "


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" “We are familiar with people who seek out solitude: penitents, failures, saints, or prophets. They retreat to deserts, preferably, where they live on locusts and honey. Others, however, live in caves or cells on remote islands; some-more spectacularly-squat in cages mounted high atop poles swaying in the breeze. They do this to be nearer God. Their solitude is a self-moritification by which they do penance. They act in the belief that they are living a life pleasing to God. Or they wait month"


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Neonsynth posted a review 3 years, 3 months ago

“Un romanzo dal sapore indefinibile, sfuggente come un aroma passeggero, inquietante e oscuro come i giochi spettrali creati dalla penombra che si diverte a tormentare la nostra mente, poetico come un profumo perduto e poi incredibilmente ritrovato dopo anni (Proust avrebbe qualcosa da dire, a riguardo). Il soggetto del libro è originale, Grenouille è perfettamente caratterizzato pur nella sua impossibilità di essere realmente inquadrato; è lui l'essere che si divincola da qualsiasi tentativo di categorizzazione, lui che sguscia via negli inaccessibili meandri della mente e dei profumi. Eppure, forse, chiunque è stato Grenouille anche solo per un istante, nel corso della propria vita; questa repulsione amalgamata all'ineffabile senso di appartenenza, probabilmente, è la sintesi miglio” read more

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"Grenouille"


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"A sensory book. This story is told in terms of beautifully described scents with the element of the grotesque so eloquently included. I liked this movie, but thank God I saw it before I read the book, because the literary version absolutely blows the cinematic one away."


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"What is is about? Set in 18th century France, Perfume relates the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. Born lacking a personal odour (a fact other people find disquieting) but endowed with an incomparable sense of smell, he apprentices himself to a perfumer and becomes obsessed with procuring the perfect scent that will make him fully human. In the process, he creates perfumes—presumably based on pheromones—that powerfully manipulates human emotions, murdering 15 girls to take their scent. "


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"Kiinnostuin tästä kirjasta alunperin siksi, koska se oli vaikuttanut Nirvanan Scentless Apprentice-kappaleeseen. Ja kannatti. Välillä kirjan luku jäi vähemmälle, mutta kun oikein uppoutuu yli-inhimillisen parfymööri Jean-Baptiste Grenouillen elämään, voi kulua yli sata sivua tuosta vaan. Juoni keskittyy vähemmän itse neitsyeiden tappamiseen kuin mitä luulin, lähinnä lopussa, mutta myös siihen johdattelevat tapahtumat kiinnostavat erittäin paljon. Suskind korostaa ihmisen vähe"


Aira posted a review 4 years, 8 months ago

“Potrei scrivere una pagina intera su questo libro, sullo strano personaggio di Grenouille, e sul finale del libro, commovente e spaventoso. Ma in realtà voglio limitarmi a consigliarlo a chi non crede che un libro possa far sentire odori e profumi, sin dalle prime pagine (tranne che le mie erano allucinazioni olfattive; in tal caso mi sa che devo farmi vedere da uno bravo).” read more

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