Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

  • August 27, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • The Rubyfruit Jungle (private residence)

Wahoo!  I've been wanting to read this book forever.  There's also a movie. Not too sure about that one though.

 

 

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift-an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and frest-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume"—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brillance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.

Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

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  • Karen

    Hey ladies, thanks again. It was a great time and I am looking forward to the next one!

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to come if I get the address and make it after work!

    August 27, 2013

  • Gaye A.

    Sorry I was looking forward to this... and meeting you all...and discussing thus great book. But alas work always gets in the way. Next time....

    August 27, 2013

  • Gaye A.

    My work is unpredictable... will know 48 hours before event if I have to be on set or at a photo shoot

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a workshop so I'm bummed that I cant make it, but hopefully next time. It was such a wonderful book and hope you all enjoy!!!

    August 27, 2013

  • Kramer

    I have a school function and apparently no life. Sorry ladies

    August 24, 2013

  • Elizabeth R.

    Whoa! This book is amazing--just like us--I just added a bunch of new people to our group. Yes, I see a waiting list right now, when people who have RSVP'd change their status, it should automatically roll you over. If you say you are gonna be here, please come! If you can't, please change your RSVP so someone who wants to come can still do it.

    Thanks!

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Karen

    If you can squeeze me in, I will be there!

    August 11, 2013

    • Karen

      Yes, how do I add myself to the waiting list? (I'm kind of new to Meetup.)

      August 22, 2013

    • Karen

      I may have just added myself. Hopefully. :)

      August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love this book club, but I have class every Tuesday night at 7pm :(

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh no. I wanted to RVSP. Did I miss my chance? lol

    August 12, 2013

    • Chris B.

      Have you already gotten the book to read? If so I'll add you to the list - we always have last minute shifts in the list, so if you're sure you'll be able to read it in time I have no problem putting you on the attendee list.

      1 · August 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Chris- just got book, so I'm very excited to start!

      August 12, 2013

  • Dewi

    I would really love to join this discussion

    August 11, 2013

  • Dewi

    I would really love to join this discussion

    August 11, 2013

  • Mar

    I love when an amazing book like this is brought to my attention.. huge than you!

    July 31, 2013

  • Gaye A.

    My work is unpredictable... will know 48 hours before event if I have to be on set or at a photo shoot

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking for books that are more feminist or lesbian or sexuality and possible written by a female author

    July 28, 2013

  • Amber S.

    Hi.. I'm looking forward to a new journey.. Umm where should I go?

    July 17, 2013

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