Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Patrick Süskind

263 pages first pub 1985 (editions)

fiction classics historical literary dark mysterious medium-paced
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An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.In the slums of eighteenth-...

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Moods

dark 95%
mysterious 52%
tense 41%
challenging 20%
reflective 16%
adventurous 15%
funny 10%
sad 8%
emotional 7%
informative 4%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 26%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 77% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | It's complicated: 6% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.89

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