Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Patrick Süskind

fiction historical horror mystery thriller dark mysterious medium-paced

263 pages | first published 1985

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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 eightee...
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Moods

dark 95%
mysterious 53%
tense 44%
adventurous 17%
challenging 17%
reflective 16%
funny 9%
sad 8%
emotional 5%
informative 4%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 28%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 76% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 1% | Yes: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 5% | Yes: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.87