Perfume – Patrick Suskind

Perfume – Patrick Suskind

Postby micki » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:48 am

March's choice
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Postby mitch » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:54 am

That's good news, I'm already a few chapters in. Stunningly written book so far, it's really absorbing.
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Postby Skywest and Crooked » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:55 am

I got it from the library, hopefully should be able to fit in in inbetween Jane Austen and Steve Lamacq ;)
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Postby micki » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:10 pm

I'll have to see if the library will let me rejoin. Took my books back last night won't say how late they were (back of the toy cupboard they were all found.)
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Postby kittie » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:01 pm

Guess I'm going to have to go and buy it now, or see if someone has it so I can pinch it for a few days!
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Postby AnnieM » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:52 pm

micki wrote:I'll have to see if the library will let me rejoin. Took my books back last night won't say how late they were (back of the toy cupboard they were all found.)


I'm banned from the local library - a great tale of woe which I shan't bore you with right now
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Postby Skywest and Crooked » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:55 pm

AnnieM wrote:
micki wrote:I'll have to see if the library will let me rejoin. Took my books back last night won't say how late they were (back of the toy cupboard they were all found.)


I'm banned from the local library - a great tale of woe which I shan't bore you with right now
Oh go on. Im sure we would all love to hear it
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Postby AnnieM » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:10 pm

all I will say is that there is no reason I would want to steal a childrens' book...
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Postby sgtpepperband » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:34 pm

AnnieM wrote:all I will say is that there is no reason I would want to steal a childrens' book...


Judging by your avatar there's EVERY reason... :oops: :wink:
Realise the impotence of proof reading everything you publish...
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Postby phantomguitarist » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:32 am

Did anyone see Mitchell and Webb last night? There was a sketch with a character getting his iPod and Perfume novel nicked, then the book is chucked back at him :lol:

Will be heading down to the library soon.
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Postby micki » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:50 am

AnnieM wrote:all I will say is that there is no reason I would want to steal a childrens' book...


Which one? :lol:
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Postby mitch » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:30 am

Ok, don't read this if you haven't finished the book yet.....


Wow, I thought this novel was amazing. The way you become so totally immersed in the protagonist's surreal world made me certain to never watch the film, because it just couldn't be done in the same way. I have to say, I was surprised by the fact it wasn't a typical anti-hero novel. I was expecting it to be one of those books where you side with the murderer, but the way the author describes him just makes that impossible. I found myself on the side of his victims, especially Laure's father and I didn't expect that.

In the same way, I was expecting it to focus on the murders, but was pleasantly surprised. I liked the fact that 9/10 of the book was meticulous preparation, as it got you into the obsessive mindset of Grenouille.

Brilliant, I hope to never have to endure the film!
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Postby Melanie » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:54 pm

Oh blimey, completely forgot :oops: I'm currently on My Idea of Fun & The Flying Scotsman, plus work related research, but I'll get it this weekend and do a sunday marathon read to catch up :oops:
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Postby mitch » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:21 am

Has no one else read it then? :(
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Postby phantomguitarist » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:25 pm

More than halfway through it now, shaping up quite well. Will hopefully finish it tomorrow, then we can pick another book.
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