Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 5, 2017. Um die Gesamtbewertung der Sterne und die prozentuale Aufschlüsselung nach Sternen zu berechnen, verwenden wir keinen einfachen Durchschnitt. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Maybe the world has changed, but I have no idea why this book was a best seller. Heard about this book in an interview with Kurt Cobain, who said that this book was the inspiration for the song "Scentless Apprentice". "Grenouille let it go at that. I kept reading because of its dark lurid tale and quirky setup. It displayed a total disdain for human kind. Orphaned, passed over to the monks as a charity case, already there is something in the aura of the tiny infant that is unsettling. [2] The title remained in bestseller lists for about nine years, and received almost unanimously positive national and international critical acclaim. Besser als der Film! It uses an omniscient narrator, the main character is a psychopath, and every description concerns scent. I have never read a book such as this. He is named "Jean-Baptiste Grenouille" (French for "frog") and is fostered but is a difficult, solitary child and is eventually apprenticed to a local tanner. The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore. 15 Personen fanden diese Informationen hilfreich. A song by YouTube user Steampianist called "The Perfumer's Perfect Fumes", created using the voice synthesizer Vocaloid, is based on the novel. The writing is terrible. There's a problem loading this menu right now. This is a book that swoons and a book that stinks. Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2018. Born without a smell of his own but endowed with an extraordinary sense of smell, Grenouille becomes obsessed with procuring the perfect scent that will make him fully human. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. The book fills in the gabs that the film left out...The story, on its' own is good and keeps your attention. Unwanted by his mother he is passed from 'Pillar to Post' but nobody wants him as he doesn't smell of anything at all. The ending is shocking and insane and seemed a little rushed in my opinion but it is definitely worth reading and I enjoyed it immensely. Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2018. Yet it was totally engaging. It was like a ride you did not want to get off from. Definitely one to read several times, as I'm convinced that more/deeper meaning would be revealed each and every time. He knew he was master of the techniques needed to rob a human of his or her scent, and knew it was unnecessary to prove this fact anew. It has you noticing aromas and smelling things you maybe wouldn't have taken notice of before reading it. Although it is a translation from the original (I believe it was written in German originally) it is still a masterpiece in the use of the English language. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Switch between reading the Kindle book & listening to the Audible narration with, Get the Audible audiobook for the reduced price of $7.49 after you. He could imitate human odour quite well enough with surrogates. A song by YouTube user Steampianist called "The Perfumer's Perfect Fumes", created using the voice synthesizer Vocaloid, is based on the novel. It was translated into English by John E. Woods and won both the World Fantasy Award and the PEN Translation Prize in 1987. Once, would be enough. A baby is born under a fish-monger’s bloody table in a marketplace, and abandoned. Shortly after, Grenouille elects to leave Paris, and Baldini dies when his shop collapses into the river Seine. This is a strange, convoluted story written like an urban legend about death & sensuality in 18th century France. It was like a ride you did not want to get off from. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2013. Nachdem Sie Produktseiten oder Suchergebnisse angesehen haben, finden Sie hier eine einfache Möglichkeit, diese Seiten wiederzufinden. The story ends with the crowd, now embarrassed by their actions, agreeing that they did it out of "love". Being a Nirvana fan, I had to give it a shot. Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2017. In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. I bought it the year it first came out, and every few years I reread it. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 8, 2018. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The Children Of the Forst: A Fantastic Story of Action & Adventure (Annotated) By J... 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