Blast from the Past: Perfume–The Story of a Murderer

Perfume–The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
?-11/11/06–255 pages–fiction
Required by Rory’s Book Club
Borrowed from public library
★★★★

So this was a pretty good book. I’ve never read a murder book that wasn’t murder/mystery. So basically never from the killer’s perspective. But it was interesting. This book was written well, but the erotic parts were odd–nothing ever ended in rape/sex like you’d think it should. Some scenes were described so honestly they were seen as creepy (that Suskind could write them).

“Whatever the art or whatever the craft, talent means next to nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” (p74)

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Blast from the Past is a weekly post I write that focuses on a book I read long before I ever had a blog about books. While I didn’t “book blog” until a couple of years ago, I’ve kept a reading journal of sorts for about 6 years. Blast from the Past is essentially just my way of digitalizing my old book journals–and reminding me what I thought of books long since read. I think it will be a fun way to look at how my reading selections have changed and what I like most in the books I read.

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