Books from the Backlog: Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Carole @ Carole's Random Life In Books has created a fun new feature called Books from the Backlog to spotlight neglected and unloved books that have been sitting on your bookshelf for too long.
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My Neglected Book of the Week will be one I had to read soooo badly that I ended up acquiring it twice. As of today, I still haven't read either copy. Shame.
The Goodreads Blurbage:
"Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, the protagonist of Patrick Suskind’s début novel, is arguably one of the most extraordinary characters in contemporary fiction. This extraordinariness, which lies in his unprecedented and enviable power of smell, is an evident manifestation of the author’s creative genius and is responsible for the immense readability of this novel. The novel tells the story of Grenouille’s quest to make the finest perfume in the world–-and in the process of doing so he kills twenty-five virgin girls."
Why did I add this book to my tbr pile? I 've never read this author but a few years ago (ok, maybe more than a few) everyone seemed to be going on about this book. Have you read it? Should I get going on it already?!