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Read a good book lately and want to share it with others? Do you prefer poetry, plays, or classical literature? Are you frustrated by the current political atmosphere and would like to discuss various political commentaries? Or are you a sucker for reading science, computer technology, or other research articles? How about autobiographies, biographies, or historical nonfiction/fiction? We believe there is something to learn in everything; We love to read and to discuss stories, philosophies, and ideas, even if we don't agree with them. This is a book club that is designed to embrace multiculturalism, individualism, and to discuss the state of the human condition. Must be tolerant of all races, creeds, sexes, genders, religions, and orientations to join. We generally meetup the first or second Sunday of each month.

To be considered for membership, please fill out our new member questionnaire to tell us a little about you as a reader, to give us an idea of what it is you enjoy reading and what you hope to find in joining the Book Worms of Denton! We generally limit our membership to people who live in Denton County and who do not already belong to more than ten meetup groups. If you fall into one or both of these "restricted" categories, you may still apply, but please include an argument that you will really travel up to an hour round trip to attend our meetings or that, out of your umpteen meetup clubs, ours is the one you will faithfully attend!

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Let's cover the stench of the 18th century with "Perfume" by Patrick Suskind

The German novelist Patrick Suskind (an umlaut over the u) published "Perfume: the Story of a Murderer" in 1985 as "Das Parfum: Die Geschichte eines Morders" (an umlaut over the o). It has been translated into dozens of other languages, been adapted to film and television and received several literary awards. It is the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, who is abandoned at birth in a fish market in Paris in 1737. Soon after, his mother is executed for infanticide after admitting to the killing of the four siblings she dispatched before him. Orphaned, he is given to the care of wet nurses, one of which accuses him of being the spawn of Hell because he has no odor. This lack of natural body odor marks him as a sort of freak. He will deal with it later by faking an odor to win acceptance from his fellow workers and associates. He has no smell of his own but he is gifted with a wondrous sense of smell. He employs it to seek a career in the field of perfume. He becomes obsessed with the pursuit of the ideal in human scent, and is willing to kill to obtain it.

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